Democratic Party Announces Pre-Endorsement Conference Results Despite Election Irregularities

Last week, the California Democratic Party (“CDP”) announced its preliminary endorsements, falsely insinuating that Speaker Nancy Pelosi is supported by a consensus among local party delegates. While Pelosi was reportedly favored by a majority of participants in the pre-endorsement conference, the ballot was inaccurate and failed to include the name of Pelosi’s leading challenger, Shahid Buttar.

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Progressive Challenger Shahid Buttar Announces Record-Breaking Support in Campaign to Unseat Speaker Pelosi

Shahid for Change, the campaign to elect Shahid Buttar, a Pakistani-American constitutional lawyer challenging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her seat in California’s 12th Congressional District, today announced it has raised over $224,000 through the FEC’s Q3 deadline since launching in April 2019. The haul suggests that Buttar is mounting a more robust challenge than any that Pelosi has ever confronted.

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Progressive Challenger Shahid Buttar Secures Important Endorsements for 2020 Campaign Against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

The campaign to elect Shahid Buttar, a Pakistani-American constitutional lawyer challenging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her seat representing California’s 12th congressional district in 2020, today announced two important endorsements. The People for Bernie, a national grassroots organization dedicated to progressive principles, endorsed the campaign this morning. Matt Gonzalez, former president for San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors and current Chief Trial Attorney for the city’s Public Defender’s office, also endorsed Buttar’s congressional candidacy for 2020.

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Advocate Shahid Buttar to Challenge House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in November 2020 from the Left

Shahid Buttar, a Pakistani-American advocate with strong ties to Bay Area technology and art communities, is challenging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her seat representing California’s 12th congressional district in the March 2020 primary and November 2020 general election. Buttar’s entry into the race follows his emergence from the 2018 primary as Pelosi’s leading challenger from the Left.

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