Filing Deadline: All components must be received by Friday, January 19, 2018, 5 PM. Please read the instructions below carefully.
This form is for Statewide Candidates who seek the California Democratic Party's endorsement in 2018. Please fill out completely. The campaign public address, social media aliases, website, and campaign phone may be posted on the CDP website. All other information is for internal use only and will not be shared publicly.
Statewide Candidate Endorsement Registration Process and Viability Assessment for CDP Endorsement Consideration Eligibility in the 2018 Elections:
Per the 2018 California Democratic Party (CDP) State Convention Rules adopted at the November 2017 CDP Executive Board Meeting on November 19, 2017:
Candidates seeking statewide endorsement must submit a 250-word statement on why they should be the eligible to be endorsed. The Chair, in consultation with the Statewide Officers of This Committee, will determine which Democratic candidates for Statewide Offices are viable and eligible to seek our endorsement. (2018 CDP State Convention Rules – Accessible at www.cadem.org/rulescommittee)
Pursuant to the Convention Rule above, the CDP Chair and the CDP Statewide Officers have promulgated four methods for statewide candidates to demonstrate viability for the purpose of determining eligibility to seek CDP endorsement consideration. In 2018, statewide candidates are those candidates running for U.S. Senate, Governor, Lt. Governor, State Treasurer, State Controller, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Insurance Commissioner, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Members of the State Board of Equalization.
A statewide candidate must meet the requirement of at least one of the four methods as part of the statewide candidate registration process for endorsement consideration, subject to review by the CDP Chair and the Statewide Officers.
The CDP Chair and the CDP Statewide Officers will review and assess all statewide candidate applications and determine candidate viability and eligibility to seek CDP endorsement consideration. The final list of statewide candidates eligible to seek CDP endorsement consideration will be made public and posted on CDP Endorsements webpage at www.cadem.org/endorsements.
Candidate Viability Assessment Methods
As noted above, a statewide candidate must meet the requirement of one of the four methods. Below are the four methods:
- DSCC Delegate Petition – Submit a petition signed by 300 Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) Members (state delegates) to the CDP Office by the CDP candidate endorsement consideration registration deadline;
- Public Office Elected – Have been elected to a public office (federal, state, or local/municipal public office, excluding Party County Central Committees) representing a population of at least 50,000;
- Polling – Meet a polling threshold of 6% or more support according to independent, nonpartisan public poll within the last six (6) months from the date of the CDP candidate endorsement consideration registration deadline; or
- Fundraising – Has raised a total amount of at least $250,000 for the public office sought by the date of the CDP candidate endorsement consideration registration deadline.
For endorsement-related information, please visit the CDP Endorsements webpage
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