CAPA21 Chair Glen S. Fukushima, President Dale Minami, and all of us at CAPA21 congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on a hard-fought victory!
We especially celebrate Kamala Harris making history as the first woman, first African American, and first Asian American to be elected Vice President of the United States.
Some of the Senate candidates we supported were unsuccessful, but we’re hopeful that strong showings in those races may moderate some of the sitting Senators regarding Senate confirmations and other issues. CAPA21 may consider an effort to challenge the re-election of those Senators who support McConnell.
We still have a long-shot chance at control of the Senate with the two Senate run-offs in Georgia. Democrats Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff prevented outright wins by Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R) and Sen. David Perdue (R), respectively. The run-off election for both races is January 5.
CAPA21 is proud to have invested in Georgia with $15,000 to Georgia Advancing Progress PAC and $10,000 to Fair Fight, the PAC founded by Stacey Abrams. We can credit the work of these two groups at setting the stage in Georgia and creating the opportunity we now have for control of the Senate.
We especially want to credit Stacey Abrams and her Fair Fight team for the grassroots work they have done since 2018 that mobilized Black voters and other voters of color in Georgia and around the country. As of now, Biden is leading in Georgia by more than 7,000 votes. Without the work by Abrams and Fair Fight, the state would not be on the verge of turning Blue this election.
CAPA21 will be in the fight for the Senate by supporting Rev. Warnock and Ossoff. We already had funds set aside for the anticipated run-off elections. We are also evaluating additional investments in Georgia independent expenditure efforts.
CAPA21 invested more than $500,000 up and down the ballot in this election cycle. We share below the status (as of this writing) of various races of candidates CAPA21 supported. In some races, the victor is certain. Other races remain unresolved.
All of us at CAPA21 want to express our deep appreciation to our generous donors for supporting our two-year effort to help take back the White House and the Senate and keep the House. We couldn’t have done it without you, and we hope we can count on your continued support as we enter the final chapter of the 2020 elections.
The fight goes on and we’re so grateful for your support.
Status of races with CAPA21-supported candidates
As of Nov. 7 at Noon Pacific Time
PROJECTED WIN: Mark Kelly (D) in Arizona
PROJECTED WIN: Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) in Colorado
PROJECTED WIN: Sen. Tina Smith (D) in Minnesota
PROJECTED WIN: Sen. Gary Peters (D) in Michigan
[Updated 11/10/2020] PROJECTED WIN: Marilyn Strickland (D) in WA10 – She will be among the first Korean American women in Congress* and the first Black member of Congress from the Pacific Northwest. (*Michelle Steel defeated Rep. Harley Rouda; the contest between Congressman Cisneros and Young Kim in CA39 is still undecided.)
PROJECTED WIN: Rep. Andy Kim (D) in NJ03
PROJECTED WIN: Rep. Katie Porter (D) in CA45
PROJECTED WIN: Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D) in FL07
PROJECTED WIN: Rep. Josh Harder (D) in CA10
PROJECTED WIN: Rep. Mike Levin (D) in CA49
PROJECTED WIN: Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D) in WA07
PROJECTED WIN: Rep. Grace Meng (D) in NY06
PROJECTED WIN: Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D) in AZ01
PROJECTED WIN: Rep. Judy Chu (D) in CA27
PROJECTED WIN: Rep. Susan Wild (D) in PA07
RUN-OFF: Raphael Warnock (D) against Sen. Kelly Loeffler in Georgia
RUN-OFF: Jon Ossoff (D) against Sen. David Perdue (R) in Georgia
UNDECIDED: Cal Cunningham (D) in North Carolina – Cunningham trailing Sen. Thom Tillis (R) by 1.8% with 94% of the estimated vote reported.
UNDECIDED: Rep. Gil Cisneros (D) in CA39 – Cisneros trailing Young Kim (R) by 1% with 98% of the estimated vote reported.
UNDECIDED: Rep. TJ Cox (D) in CA21 – Cox trailing David Valadao (R) by 4.2% with 81% of the estimated vote reported.
UNDECIDED: Ammar Campa-Najjar (D) in CA50 – Campa-Najjar trailing Darrell Issa (R) by 6.6% with 90% of the estimated vote reported.
UNDECIDED: Christy Smith (D) in CA25 – Smith trailing Mike Garcia (R) by 432 votes with 91% of the estimated vote reported.
PROJECTED LOSS: Sara Gideon (D) for Senate in Maine
PROJECTED LOSS: Jaime Harrison (D) for Senate in South Carolina
PROJECTED LOSS: Theresa Greenfield (D) for Senate in Iowa
PROJECTED LOSS: Steve Bullock (D) for Senate in Montana
PROJECTED LOSS: Barbara Bollier (D) for Senate in Kansas
PROJECTED LOSS: Amy McGrath (D) for Senate in Kentucky
PROJECTED LOSS: MJ Hegar (D) for Senate in Texas
PROJECTED LOSS: Gina Ortiz-Jones (D) in TX23
PROJECTED LOSS: Rep. Donna Shalala (D) in FL27
PROJECTED LOSS: Audrey Denny (D) in CA01
PROJECTED LOSS: Eugene Depasquale (D) in PA10
PROJECTED LOSS: Hiral Tipirneni (D) in AZ06
PROJECTED LOSS: Rep. Harley Rouda (D) in CA48