April 30, 2018
Josh Harder continues momentum for CA-10, earning the sole endorsement of
Democratic Women’s Club of Stanislaus County for CA-10
After announcing 5x more union endorsements and raising 5x more than any other CA-10 challenger, Harder announces the sole endorsement of Democratic Women’s Club of Stanislaus County (Democratic Women’s Club).
(April 29, 2018)—On Saturday, CA-10 Democratic Challenger Josh Harder (20 votes cast for Harder) earned the Democratic Women Club’s sole endorsement, over Michael Eggman (4 votes), Virginia Madueno (6 votes), and Sue Zwhalen (6 votes). This is just one aspect of Harder’s continued momentum—piling on the majority of union support in the district and raising over $350,000 in contributions during the 1st quarter-- raising a total of over $1,280,000.
“I’m honored to have earned the endorsement of the Stanislaus Democratic Women’s Club. It’s yet another sign of consensus here in CA-10,” said Josh Harder. “Leaders in the district understand our campaign has what it takes to defeat Jeff Denham in November, and labor unions, grassroots clubs and local leaders are continuing to join forces with my campaign to knock on doors and make calls to take back the house in November.”
"The Democratic Women's Club endorses Josh Harder for Congress, a strong advocate for women and families who will bring leadership and desperately needed vital resources back to the 10th congressional district" said Patty Hughes, President of the Stanislaus Women Democratic Club. "This endorsement continues our mission as we know Josh Harder will fight for equality for women by working hard to pass key legislation such as equal pay for equal work, expanding paid family leave, and protecting a woman’s right to choose in Washington, DC. Harder's bold agenda is dedicated to strongly pursuing the passage of health care for all, immigration reform, and common sense gun laws.”
In the past week, Harder was officially endorsed by Iron Workers 118, making Harder’s labor support 5 times that of any other challenger. He has been endorsed by several local organizations and individuals such as the Stanislaus State Democratic Club, the Chair of the Stanislaus County Democratic Club, Teamsters Joint Council 7, IBEW 595 and 684, and the Bricklayers, Tilesetters, and Allied Craftworkers Local 3. Furthermore, Harder has secured the support of several prominent national groups including the New Dems, The Arena, J Street, and Council for a Livable World.
In the past three months, Harder’s campaign also announced they contacted over 40,000 voters in the district at least once—a milestone no other candidate in the district can attest to.
Harder is set to announce yet another labor endorsement in mid-May.
A product of California’s Central Valley, Josh Harder is running as a Democrat in California’s 10th District–currently represented by Republican Jeff Denham. Denham won re-election in 2016 by the 3rd narrowest margin of any Republican Congressman nationwide. The race has been listed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) as a top target in the 2018 midterms and is one of the 23 districts currently held by a Republican that voted for Hillary.