CDP Chair Eric C. Bauman Announces Agreement on Endorsement in Assembly District 76

California Democratic Party Chair Eric C. Bauman today announced that, following a surprise lockout of the Republicans in Assembly District 76, the two Democratic candidates running for the Assembly - Tasha Boerner Horvath and Elizabeth Warren - have jointly agreed to not seek the CDP endorsement in their contest, in which Democrats are guaranteed to prevail in fall. 

Chair Bauman praised both candidates, saying "this decision by Elizabeth Warren and Tasha Boerner Horvath is another prime example of why even solidly Republican districts are flipping to Democrats across the Country. Ms. Boerner Horvath and Ms. Warren are making a thoughtful, principled decision for the good of the Party and the people of their district, and that is the kind of leadership the people of our state have come to expect from Democrats. Either of them will make an oustanding Assemblymember." 

Noting the 'refreshing change of pace of a positive, issue-focused election,' Elizabeth Warren's said "Our joint agreement to not seek the Democratic Party endorsement will encourage party unity, and, by focusing on substantive policy positions, we can offer the voters a distinct choice as they seek leadership on the issues that matter most to them."

Tasha Boerner Horvath said “I am grateful to Eric Bauman and the California Democratic Party’s team for working out this agreement which will allow both campaigns to focus on engaging and turning out voters ahead of November’s election. I am looking forward to the campaign ahead.”

The decision by the campaigns is the latest in a series of moves by candidates to put the Party and voters first by forgoing the CDP endorsement. Earlier this month, Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis and Senator Ed Hernandez announced a joint agreement by their respective campaigns to not seek the CDP endorsement for the fall campaign. Their decision was announced one day after a boisterous and positive Unity Rally hosted by the CDP and Chair Bauman to celebrate Gavin Newsom's leadership of the statewide ticket. 

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