Run for Something Endorsement

Will Haskell is proud to receive the endorsement of Run for Something (RfS), the groundbreaking national organization that recruits and supports strong voices in the next generation of progressive leadership.

“I’ve always seen myself as part of a progressive wave in the 2018 election,” said Haskell. “To be endorsed by a nationwide organization like Run For Something is even more confirmation that our goal in the 26th district is also a national goal: to bring new, innovative policies to state government.”

“These first time candidates all have the heart and hustle that is so important to us at RfS, and we are proud to give them our endorsement,” said Ross Morales Rocketto, RfS co founder. “Put simply, they are the type of people we think the Party needs and the type of candidates who are going to work hard. They are knocking on doors and stepping up to run grassroots, community-led campaigns.”

Run For Something by the numbers:

  • 60 first or second time candidates endorsed this month

  • RFS has endorsed 369 candidates total, from 45 states. 256 candidates have upcoming elections.

  • Campaign budgets range from $3000 to $300,000

  • Win numbers range from 645 to 100,000 votes

The RfS endorsement process includes an extensive internal review with background check, staff interview and insight from local state experts.

Amanda Litman and Ross Morales Rocketto launched RfS on Jan. 20, 2017 with a simple premise: help young diverse progressives to run for down-ballot races in order to build a bench for the future. RfS aims to lower the barriers to entry for these candidates by helping them with seed money, organization building, and access to trainings needed to be successful. So far, about 18,000 young people from across the country have signed up as candidates and gained access to RfS resources.  

Astrid Parenty