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News from Progress Michigan Political Action
October 26, 2020
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Progress Michigan PACs Build on 2018 Success
Millions of Michiganians, Progress Michigan Political Action Fund, working to elect progressive candidates up and down the ticket
MICHIGAN – This year, two political action funds operated by Progress Michigan are using the same cutting-edge technology that helped progressives win big in 2018 to effect change at all levels of the ballot.
Millions of Michiganians, a federal SuperPAC, has used its seven-figure budget to aid the candidacy of former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Gary Peters. At the state level, the Progress Michigan Political Action Fund has spent nearly two million dollars boosting progressive legislative candidates in key districts across the state and working to ensure progressives Elizabeth Welch and Bridget Mary McCormack win their races for the Michigan Supreme Court.
“We’re proud of the work we’ve done this cycle and confident that next week we will be celebrating victories at all levels of the ballot,” said Lonnie Scott, Executive Director of Progress Michigan. “In 2018, our cutting-edge Independent Expenditure digital ad program helped propel Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, SOS Jocelyn Benson, and AG Dana Nessel to their statewide wins, helped Justice Cavanagh beat an incumbent Michigan Supreme Court justice and impacted key legislative races across the state. The program was so successful in Michigan in 2018 that this year the model was exported to several swing states and places progressives may win for the first time. Many have talked about the impact of out-of-state national players, but the folks changing the game on digital and giving the advantage back to Democrats can be found right here in Michigan. We’re looking forward to another successful election night in Michigan and around the country.”
Please note that Progress Michigan Executive Director, Lonnie Scott, will be available on Election Day to provide commentary and insight on races around the state.