Voter Protection Project Launches Effort to Boost Mara Candelaria Reardon in Indiana’s 1st CD Race

Voter Protection Project Launches Effort to Boost Mara Candelaria Reardon in Indiana’s 1st CD Race

WASHINGTON — The Voter Protection Project, the largest national PAC focused on voting rights, has launched a six-figure independent expenditure program to boost Mara Candelaria Reardon’s run for congress in Indiana’s 1st Congressional District.

The effort by the Voter Protection Project comes less than a month after the group endorsed Candelaria Reardon’s candidacy. 

“As President of the Indiana Federation of Teachers and member of the Indiana State House of Representatives Mara Candelaira Reardon has taken on the tough fights to lower the cost of prescription drugs, expand access to affordable healthcare and improve public education. When the time came to hold Donald Trump accountable for his misconduct, Mara once again stood up for Hoosiers and called for Trump’s impeachment,” said Voter Protection Project President Matt Liebman. “Her opponent, former Republican Tom McDermott opposed Donald Trump’s impeachment and has actively worked to make voting inaccessible for Hoosiers.  In April 2008, McDermott spoke out against a Gary, IN school program that drove registered high school students to the polls to vote early in elections. The choice in Indiana’s 1st Congressional District couldn’t be more clear.”

The independent expenditure effort will spend over six-figures on three different direct mail pieces targeted to 83,000 likely primary voters. The first mail piece can be found here. It makes a clear contrast between Candelaria Reardon’s record and that of her primary opponent, former Republican Tom McDermott.

The retirement of Congressman Pete Visclosky has triggered the competitive contest for who will next represent Indiana’s 1st Congressional district. The Democratic primary is scheduled for Tuesday, June 2nd. 

To learn more about the Voter Protection Project, visit protectvoting.org.

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