SAN DIEGO - A statewide association of Democratic Clubs and County Committees, The California Democratic Council (CDC), has endorsed Lori Saldaña in her race to unseat Brian Bilbray in the newly-drawn 52nd Congressional District.
“Congratulations to Lori Saldana, who received 79% of the votes of delegates residing in her district,” said CDC spokesperson Michael McQuary.
During the month of April, the California Democratic Council conducted the first ever online endorsement process for congressional, state assembly, and state senate races throughout California.
Over 1,000 delegates representing more than 19,000 members of more than 400 Democratic affiliated clubs participated in the endorsement process. Thirty-three candidates successfully completed the process resulting in an official endorsement of the California Democratic Council.
Saldaña was delighted with the endorsement.
“The CDC is one of the premier progressive organizations in California,” Saldaña said. “I am extremely grateful to the delegates for expressing their faith in my candidacy.”
California Democratic Council (CDC) ensures every California Democrat is served by a visible, organized, broadly-based geographic Democratic club that reaches out year-round to its community; recruits quality Democratic candidates for every appointed and elected position in its purview; and supports those officials in advocating for Democratic Party values both as candidates and in their sworn public roles.
The CDC helps Democratic clubs communicate their policy messages and positions on issues in a democratic manner and at the appropriate level to provide information and guidance to appointed and elected officials and candidates.
This endorsement underscores Saldaña’s support among grassroots Democratic activists in her district. She has also received the support of all of the regional Democratic clubs who have endorsed in the 52nd primary, as well as the backing of the San Diego Democratic Women’s Club and the Veterans Democratic Club of San Diego.