Fundraisers In The House

By Caitlin Emma
July 24, 2014

FIRST LOOK: FUNDRAISERS IN THE HOUSE: The new political advocacy group Democrats for Public Education has signed up a few new co-chairs as it launches its efforts to raise money to support advocates of traditional public schools. Rep. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin and Rep. Mark Takano of California have joined the team.

So has Denise Juneau, the superintendent of public instruction in Montana. They join veteran Democratic strategist Donna Brazile and former Govs. Ted Strickland of Ohio and Jennifer Granholm of Michigan.

The group aims to serve as a counterweight to Democrats for Education Reform; while he won’t release details on fundraising yet, spokesman Joshua Henne said the early response has been “tremendously positive.”