Debbie Halvorson

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Debbie Halvorson was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 11th district of Illinois.

In 2010, Halvorson lost her bid for re-election to Adam Kinzinger (R). In 2012, Halvorson ran for re-election to the U.S. House, challenging Democratic incumbent Jesse Jackson, Jr. in a March 2012 primary. Jackson won handily with more than 70 percent of the vote.[1]

21st Century Democrats support

21st Century Democrats is a Political Action Committee that has stood for Progressive causes for over 20 years. Founded in 1986 by Institute for Policy Studies affiliate, Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, Democratic Socialists of America affiliates, former Texas Agriculture Secretary Jim Hightower, and former Illinois Congressman Lane Evans. Its three main goals are to help elect progressive candidates, train young people about grassroots organizing, and lastly, to continue to support our elected officials after Election Day "through our comprehensive progressive network".

Long time Board chair was Democratic Socialists of America member Jim Scheibel, a former Mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota.

The mission of 21st Century Democrats is to build a "farm team" of progressive populists who will be the future leaders of the Democratic Party.

In each election cycle, we endorse a diverse array of candidates who exemplify our values and show unusual promise to advance our progressive goals. We invest in some of the most competitive races as well as in some of the most challenging – those in which the candidates are outstanding but the traditional Democratic supporters are most reticent. We back candidates in primaries as well as general election races, and we focus the bulk of our resources on electing challengers and protecting vulnerable incumbents.[2]

Halvorson was one of 71 key progressives endorsed by 21st Century Democrats in the 2008 election cycle, second round. [3]

J Sreet endorsement

In 2008 Halvorson was one of several successful newcomers endorsed by JStreet PAC.[4]


Planned Parenthood

Halvorson received $5000 in lobbying funds from Planned Parenthood in 2008.

EMILY's List

Halvorson has been supported by EMILY's List during her campaigning.

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