PA AG RACE UPDATE: DAGA Statement Supporting Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro

June 2, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) released the following statement from DAGA Executive Director Sean Rankin, congratulating Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro on his primary win and his clear path to victory in November.

Statement from Sean Rankin, Executive Director of the Democratic Attorneys General Association:

“In a moment fraught with the uncertainties of a global health crisis and a White House that fails to follow, much less understand, the rule of law, Pennsylvanians have a devoted advocate in Attorney General Josh Shapiro. From day one, AG Shapiro has been steady and committed to what matters most: protecting the people of the Commonwealth. Time and time again, he has shown that he acts diligently, methodically, and with purpose – always in the best interests of families and communities. AG Shapiro also has led efforts at the state and national level to defend access to birth control and protect affordable health care. There is no doubt that DAGA will be the strongest backer of his re-election effort.”

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND

  • During his first term in office, Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro earned national attention for his work protecting the people of Pennsylvania including advocating for justice for survivors of assault, working with law enforcement to prevent gun violence, holding special interests accountable, and protecting access to affordable birth control and health care.
  • According to recent filings, Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro heads into the general election with a remarkable fundraising advantage with more than $4 million cash-on-hand.
  • In 2016, Josh Shapiro received more than 3 million votes—more than any other candidate on the ballot in PA including Donald Trump.
  • In partnership with the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, Shapiro for Pennsylvania, and the Democratic National Committee (DNC), DAGA already reached a milestone one million Pennsylvania voters through coordinated vote-by-mail texting programs. This effort led to more than twice as many Democrats signing up for vote-by-mail this year.

For more on DAGA’s plans to keep Pennsylvania blue, check out the links below:

  • Battleground states fundraising memo.
  • Statement from DAGA Co-Chairs on AG Shapiro’s re-election campaign.