The Working Families Party today announced its endorsement of Michael J. Skindell in the Democratic primary for Ohio House District 13.
The endorsement’s arrival one week before Ohio’s primary is timely. The next seven days are crunch-time for campaigns, and The Working Families Party will mobilize its grassroots supporter base to volunteer for endorsed candidates, including Skindell.
The Working Families Party endorsement is a “seal of approval” for progressive voters. Combined with the recent endorsement by another national organization, Our Revolution, and its local affiliate the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus, progressive leaders have signaled clearly that Skindell should be Democrats’ choice in this contest.
The Working Families Party is a national political organization that is recruiting, training, and electing the next generation of progressive leaders to office. The Working Families Party has had an impressive record of down-ballot wins in 2017, electing nearly 2/3rds of its more than 1,000 endorsed candidates, including Philadelphia’s new District Attorney Larry Krasner, helping elect the new Mayor of Jackson, MS, Chokwe Lumumba, a sweep of school board races in Milwaukee, and special election victories for progressive leaders running for state legislature in New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Locally, Democrat Tristan Rader earned the Working Families Party endorsement in 2017, and subsequently finished well ahead of three incumbents in an at-large Lakewood City Council election.