VICTORY: DFA cheered by Dana Balter’s “clear cut victory” in NY-24 primary
Dana Balter just won the Democratic primary for the second time in New York’s 24th Congressional District setting her up for a rematch that will end three-term incumbent Rep. John Katko’s career in the U.S. House this November.
DFA, which also strongly supported her in her 2018 race, made Balter one of its first 2020 congressional endorsements in June 2019.
DFA CEO Yvette Simpson on Dana Balter’s primary victory in New York’s 24th Congressional District:
“Powered by unrelenting grassroots support, Dana Balter’s clear-cut victory in the Democratic primary should have Trump-aligned Republican John Katko very worried about his future in Congress.
“Democracy for America got behind Dana Balter early in this primary because we knew she’ll be an unbridled champion for progressive priorities in Congress and she was already building on her historically strong, people-powered 2018 campaign.
”A passionate advocate of Medicare for All, strong public schools, and safe communities, Dana Balter understands the fights we need to wage to ensure that everyone in central New York and our country has what they need to thrive -- and we couldn’t be more excited to be fighting alongside her.” -- Yvette Simpson, CEO, Democracy for America