Who has signed the pledge and is expected to win?

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Below is a table of candidates for federal office who have signed the Voters First Pledge and, according to press reports, who are likely to win their elections or who are in toss-up elections. Please let us know of any mistakes or suggested additions to this list. (I should note that we understand support for these policies extends beyond those who responded to the pledge. Public Campaign Action Fund reserves the right to remove comments that advocate election or defeat of named candidates.)

 

The Voters First Pledge asks candidates to commit to support legislation to make elections fair through Clean Elections-style public financing, enhance accountability through stricter lobbying and ethics guidelines, and the protect voters' right-to-know with better disclosure.

 

I've listed the candidates by alphabetically by district. In addition, several incumbent elected officials responded in thoughtful, positive letters supporting the concepts of the Voters First Pledge, but for a variety of reasons these members do not sign pledges. These incumbents are listed at the end of the table as supporters, but not signers.

 

As of 9:00 a.m., we are listing 82 signers and supporters who are very likely to serve in the next Congress, and 31 signers in toss-up races.

 

 

Name Party District Type Status
Ed Pastor D AZ-04 Incumbent Likely Winner
Raul Grijalva D AZ-07 Incumbent Likely Winner
Gabrielle Giffords D AZ-08 Open Likely Winner
Mike Thompson D CA-01 Incumbent Likely Winner
Doris Matsui D CA-05 Incumbent Likely Winner
Lynn Woolsey D CA-06 Incumbent Likely Winner
Barbara Lee D CA-09 Incumbent Likely Winner
Jerry McNerney D CA-11 Challenger Toss-up
Tom Lantos D CA-12 Incumbent Likely Winner
Michael Honda D CA-15 Incumbent Likely Winner
Henry Waxman D CA-30 Incumbent Likely Winner
Diane Watson D CA-33 Incumbent Likely Winner
Jane Harmon D CA-36 Incumbent Likely Winner
Francine Busby D CA-50 Challenger Toss-up
Bob Filner D CA-51 Incumbent Likely Winner
Joe Lieberman CFL CT-SEN Incumbent Toss-up
Ned Lamont D CT-SEN Challenger Toss-up
John Larson D CT-01 Incumbent Likely Winner
Rob Simmons R CT-02 Incumbent Toss-up
Joe Courtney D CT-02 Challenger Toss-up
Rosa DeLauro D CT-03 Incumbent Likely Winner
Chris Murphy D CT-05 Challenger Toss-up
Bill Nelson D FL-SEN Incumbent Likely Winner
Kathy Castor D FL-11 Open Likely Winner
Ron Klein D FL-22 Challenger Toss-up
John Lewis D GA-05 Incumbent Likely Winner
Jim Leach R IA-02 Incumbent Toss-up
Dave Loebsack D IA-02 Challenger Toss-up
Bobby Rush D IL-01 Incumbent Likely Winner
Jesse Jackson Jr. D IL-02 Incumbent Likely Winner
Tammy Duckworth D IL-06 Open Toss-up
Danny Davis D IL-07 Incumbent Likely Winner
Jan Schakowsky D IL-09 Incumbent Likely Winner
Dan Seals D IL-10 Challenger Toss-up
Julia Carson D IN-07 Incumbent Likely Winner
Baron Hill D IN-09 Challenger Toss-up
John Olver D MA-01 Incumbent Likely Winner
James McGovern D MA-03 Incumbent Likely Winner
Marty Meehan D MA-05 Incumbent Likely Winner
John Tierney D MA-06 Open Likely Winner
Ed Markey D MA-07 Incumbent Likely Winner
Stephen Lynch D MA-09 Incumbent Likely Winner
Bill Delahunt D MA-10 Incumbent Likely Winner
Ben Cardin D MD-SEN Open Toss-up
Dutch Ruppersberger D MD-02 Incumbent Likely Winner
John Sarbanes D MD-03 Open Likely Winner
Al Wynn D MD-04 Incumbent Likely Winner
Steny Hoyer D MD-05 Incumbent Likely Winner
Elijah Cummings D MD-07 Incumbent Likely Winner
Chris Van Hollen D MD-08 Incumbent Likely Winner
Tom Allen D ME-01 Incumbent Likely Winner
Mike Michaud D ME-02 Incumbent Likely Winner
Dale Kildee D MI-08 Incumbent Likely Winner
John Conyers Jr. D MI-14 Incumbent Likely Winner
Tim Walz D MN-01 Challenger Toss-up
Keith Ellison D MN-05 Open Likely Winner
Colin Peterson D MN-07 Incumbent Likely Winner
James Oberstar D MN-08 Incumbent Likely Winner
Tessa Hafen D NV-03 Challenger Toss-up
Bob Menendez D NJ-SEN Incumbent Toss-up
Frank Pallone Jr. D NJ-06 Incumbent Likely Winner
Bill Pascrell Jr. D NJ-08 Incumbent Likely Winner
Steve Rothman D NJ-09 Incumbent Likely Winner
Rush Holt D NJ-12 Incumbent Likely Winner
Patricia Madrid D NM-01 Challenger Toss-up
Steve Israel D NY-02 Incumbent Likely Winner
Dave Mejias D NY-03 Challenger Toss-up
Carolyn McCarthy D NY-04 Incumbent Likely Winner
Jerrold Nadler D NY-08 Incumbent Likely Winner
Anthony Weiner D NY-09 Incumbent Likely Winner
Yvette Clarke D NY-11 Open Likely Winner
Nydia Velàsquez D NY-12 Incumbent Likely Winner
Carolyn Maloney D NY-14 Incumbent Likely Winner
John Hall D NY-19 Challenger Toss-up
Kirsten Gillibrand D NY-20 Challenger Toss-up
Michael McNulty D NY-21 Incumbent Likely Winner
Michael Arcuri D NY-24 Open Toss-up
Dan Maffei D NY-25 Challenger Toss-up
Brian Higgins D NY-27 Incumbent Likely Winner
Eric Massa D NY-29 Challenger Toss-up
Mel Watt D NC-12 Incumbent Likely Winner
Victoria Wulsin D OH-02 Challenger Toss-up
Marcy Kaptur D OH-09 Incumbent Likely Winner
Dennis Kucinich D OH-10 Incumbent Likely Winner
Stephanie Tubbs-Jones D OH-11 Incumbent Likely Winner
Bob Shamansky D OH-12 Challenger Toss-up
Betty Sutton D OH-13 Open Likely Winner
Mary Jo Kilroy D OH-15 Challenger Toss-up
Peter DeFazio D OR-04 Incumbent Likely Winner
Chaka Fattah D PA-02 Incumbent Likely Winner
Jason Altmire D PA-04 Challenger Toss-up
Patrick Murphy D PA-08 Challenger Toss-up
Allyson Schwartz D PA-13 Incumbent Likely Winner
Tim Holden D PA-17 Incumbent Likely Winner
Todd Platts R PA-19 Incumbent Likely Winner
Jim Langevin D RI-02 Incumbent Likely Winner
Steve Cohen D TN-09 Open Likely Winner
Charlie Gonzalez D TX-20 Incumbent Likely Winner
Lloyd Doggett D TX-25 Incumbent Likely Winner
Gene Green D TX-29 Incumbent Likely Winner
Eddie Bernice Johnson D TX-30 Incumbent Likely Winner
Peter Welch D VT-AL Open Toss-up
Norm Dicks D WA-06 Incumbent Likely Winner
Jim McDermott D WA-07 Incumbent Likely Winner
Adam Smith D WA-09 Incumbent Likely Winner
Tammy Baldwin D WI-02 Incumbent Likely Winner
Herb Kohl D WI-SEN Incumbent Likely Winner
Steven Kagen D WI-08 Open Toss-up

 

Supporters (all Democratic incumbents): Sam Farr (CA-17), Barney Frank (MA-04), Bart Stupak (MI-01), Maurice Hinchey (NY-22), and David Price (NC-04).