New York Times: Renounce Nancy Pelosi, Ignore Donald Trump — and Win?

New York Times: Renounce Nancy Pelosi, Ignore Donald Trump — and Win?

McCready is among more than a dozen Democratic House candidates backed by two relatively new national groups trying to influence the 2018 election. One of them, New Politics, supports candidates with a record of national service like the military or Teach for America. It’s bipartisan but has a mostly Democratic slate for the midterms.

The other, Serve America, is a Democratic PAC that is run by Representative Seth Moulton of Massachusetts and dedicated to veterans like him, McCready and Lamb. One of the ideas behind it is that veterans can project a less partisan, petty image and perhaps do better than traditional Democrats in districts that aren’t blue.

“They’ve learned to work with people of different backgrounds and ideologies,” Emily Cherniack, who founded New Politics, explained to me recently. “Their framing has been to put the country first and solve problems.”

POLITICO: How Veterans Are Powering the Democrats’ 2018 Hopes

POLITICO: How Veterans Are Powering the Democrats’ 2018 Hopes

Witness Conor Lamb’s win in western Pennsylvania earlier this month. Polling suggests former Army Ranger Jason Crow could do the same in Colorado’s 6th District in the suburbs of Denver. Backed by members of Congress like Representative Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) and organizations like VoteVets and New Politics, this roster of aspirants is a key to Democrats reclaiming control of the House of Representatives in November’s midterms, party strategists believe.

WMUR: Pro-veterans political group New Politics endorses Sullivan for Congress

WMUR: Pro-veterans political group New Politics endorses Sullivan for Congress

New Politics said that it “will be promoting Maura Sullivan publicly to our community of supporters” and "offering her strategic support and advice throughout the campaign."

“We’re proud to support Maura Sullivan because Americans across the political spectrum are hungry for new leadership in Washington that will put country over party and people over politics, and that’s who Maura Sullivan is,” Cherniack said.

WTAE: Military service in spotlight in Conor Lamb-Rick Saccone race in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District

The "real veteran" remark by Kelly, a Republican who represents the 3rd congressional district, brought sharp criticism from New Politics, a group that encourages veterans to run for public office.

New Politics said Kelly was "denigrating Conor Lamb's military service" and that "it's unacceptable for any elected official to dishonor the nature of a veteran's service."

Daily Beast: The Next Big Battle Over Trumpism Happens in Pennsylvania Next Month

Daily Beast: The Next Big Battle Over Trumpism Happens in Pennsylvania Next Month

The organization New Politics, an outfit backing candidates who have previous military service, came to Lamb’s defense after Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA), told the crowd on Friday that it was important to have a “real veteran” in Washington—an implicit dig at Lamb’s service in comparison to Saccone’s.

Boston Globe: Across Massachusetts, outsider female candidates are taking aim at the political gender gap

Boston Globe: Across Massachusetts, outsider female candidates are taking aim at the political gender gap

To Cherniack, assembling a new crop of elected officials feels foundational to creating a different kind of discourse — and a fresh approach to government. “We always say the lack of political leadership in this country is not for lack of leaders,” she says. “We know where they are. They’re just not running, and they’re not in elected office.”

Boston Globe: Matias jumps into Third District congressional race

Boston Globe: Matias jumps into Third District congressional race

Emily Cherniack, founder and executive of the group New Politics, called Matias “a product of the American Dream.”

“At a time when Washington is filled with politicians who are more concerned with promoting themselves than serving their communities, Juana’s a proven leader who represents real change,” she said.

Huffpost: Responding to This Moment by Answering the Call to Serve

If you’ve served our country and believe in putting people before politics, and you’re asking yourself, “How should I respond to this moment?” you’re also not alone. You’re a servant leader, you’ve already made the choice to step up and serve your country in the past, and you burn with a desire to continue to serve in the most powerful and effective way possible in this turbulent era. Perhaps you’ve even wondered if it’s time for you to step up and seek elected office as a next step in your service journey. After all, we are seeing what politics looks like when party comes before country.

Boston Globe: Democrats have a chance to shape the future in race for Tsongas seat

Boston Globe: Democrats have a chance to shape the future in race for Tsongas seat

“Progressives talk and talk about diversity. Then let’s get behind somebody!” said Emily Cherniack, founder and executive director of New Politics, a bipartisan group that supports candidates with national and military service backgrounds. Cherniack, who recruited Representative Seth Moulton to run for office, is now advising and urging Matias to run. “We have to be allies and put out our networks and resources.”

Huffpost: Why One Congressional Primary Has Democrats Excited For 2018

Dan Helmer says he was contacted by New Politics, an organization that, per its website, helps “promising national service alumni and military veterans run for public office.”

He described Trump’s victory as an animating moment. “On January 20th,” he said, “as [my wife] and I watched the inauguration, we asked ourselves, ‘What are we going to tell our sons what we did?’”

Roll Call: Democratic Soul-Searching in One Pennsylvania House Race

Roll Call: Democratic Soul-Searching in One Pennsylvania House Race

Perry, who has gay fathers, most recently worked at a nonprofit supporting children of LGBT parents. He has been endorsed by New Politics, a bipartisan group backing candidates with public service backgrounds, and Brand New Congress, a group formed by staffers with Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.

Roll Call: Moulton Wants to Change Status Quo by Electing More Vets

Roll Call: Moulton Wants to Change Status Quo by Electing More Vets

“There are so many who want to run that we’re aiming to endorse about two dozen veteran candidates across the country by the election in 2018,” he said in an interview on Boston Herald Radio in July, emphasizing the trust that military service inspires in voters.

“The status quo isn’t working,” Moulton said in a statement Wednesday. “We’re not going to fix the problems facing Americans today without a fresh perspective and a new approach in Washington.”

Warwick Advertiser: Democrat Pat Davis accepts New Politics endorsement for Orange County Executive

Warwick Advertiser: Democrat Pat Davis accepts New Politics endorsement for Orange County Executive

Calling him a servant leader who will help rebuild the public’s trust in government, New Politics endorsed Democrat Patrick Davis in his bid to unseat the Republican incumbent, Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus.

Times-Herald Record: Group that backs vet candidates endorses Davis for county executive

Times-Herald Record: Group that backs vet candidates endorses Davis for county executive

 

A four-year-old organization that supports veterans and national service alumni who run for office announced Monday its endorsement of Patrick Davis, an Iraq War veteran and 2004 West Point graduate who’s running for Orange County executive. “Pat Davis comes from a background of service and sacrifice, and our political system needs more leaders like him, who have dedicated their lives in service to their country and community,” Emily Cherniack, founder and executive director of New Politics, said in a press release. “At a time when the public’s trust in government is at an all-time low, servant leaders like Davis will help restore faith in our institutions by putting citizens first and holding government accountable.”

Politics PA: New Politics Begins Rolling Out Endorsements in Pennsylvania

Politics PA: New Politics Begins Rolling Out Endorsements in Pennsylvania

New Politics, a national organization that recruits and supports national service alumni and military veterans, is getting involved in Pennsylvania’s Congressional races, rolling out two endorsements in the last two weeks.

Last week, New Politics endorsed Chrissy Houlahan, who is running to challenge Congressman Ryan Costello next year.  

Times Herald-Record: West Point graduate, Kingston native is seventh Democrat to run in NY-19

Ryan said he began considering a run for Congress through a network of military veterans that includes Rep. Seth Moulton, a Marine Corps veteran and Democrat who represents Massachusetts’ sixth congressional district. Ryan said he also had conversations with New Politics, a Boston-based group that works to recruit those with public service backgrounds to run for office and helped recruit Moulton for his 2014 run for Congress.

Boston Globe: Speculation is stirring about a Seth Moulton presidential bid

Boston Globe: Speculation is stirring about a Seth Moulton presidential bid

“He’s a combat veteran. I think he operates, and he learned how to operate, with courage, and he operates with courage daily, and I think that’s unique,” said Emily Cherniack, who helped recruit Moulton to run in 2014 and founded New Politics, which assists candidates with backgrounds in public service.