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314 Action Endorses Senator Chris Hansen for Denver Mayor￼
314 Action Endorses Senator Chris Hansen for Denver Mayor
December 28, 2022
PHILADELPHIA–Today, 314 Action Fund announced its endorsement of Senator Chris Hansen in the race for Denver Mayor. With 20 years of experience in the renewable energy field, Senator Hansen has used his background as an engineer to advocate for fact-first policies to solve the complex problems facing Colorado.
Hansen has experience working with renewable energy, as well as governments at every level, to improve their operations. As a state senator, Hansen has focused on managing the state budgeting process and Colorado’s transition to cleaner energy.
“Chris Hansen has dedicated himself to finding the type of creative solutions that Denverites need in city hall,” said Shaughnessy Naughton, president of 314 Action. “His experience in the state Senate and in the private sector gives him the qualifications needed to be an exceptional mayor.”
In 2022, 314 Action Fund played a pivotal role in electing over two-hundred state and local leaders and flipping three chambers. 314 Action. 314 Action will continue working to elect science leaders and defeat climate deniers in legislatures across the country. Additionally, 314 Action has engaged its base of six million grassroots members to push for pro-science legislation at the federal and state levels.
314 Action Fund is powered by a grassroots community of over six million people working to elect scientists, doctors, and STEM professionals who will use science and facts to address our most pressing issues like climate change and health care. Since 2018, we have played a pivotal role in flipping the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, electing eleven Democratic scientists to federal office, as well as in helping over 400 statewide, state legislative, and municipal candidates win their races. In 2023, 314 Action Fund will continue working to elect science leaders and defeat climate deniers in Congress and legislatures across the country.
NE-02:First General Election Poll Shows Tony Vargas Leading Rep. Don Bacon; Bacon Out of Step on Roe with Constituents
Vargas Leads Bacon 42-39 with Likely Voters; 60% of Voters Surveyed Think Abortion Should Be Legal
PHILADELPHIA — Today, 314 Action Fund released the results of brand new polling that shows State Senator Tony Vargas in an excellent position heading into the general election following his decisive victory in last night’s Democratic primary election in Nebraska.
Key findings from the polling include:
Horserace: State Senator Tony Vargas is leading incumbent Republican Don Bacon 42-39, with 16% undecided
Favorability: Notably, the polling found Don Bacon struggling with his constituents, with net 47% of likely voters (28% very unfavorable) reporting unfavorable views of the incumbent compared to just 30% favorable.
The poll was fielded from May 6-10, 2022 among 564 likely voters with a margin of error of +/- 4.6%. The toplines can be viewed here.
“Dan Bacon’s extremist and dangerous views on reproductive rights are out-of-step with his district,” said Shaughnessy Naughton, President of 314 Action. “But beyond that key issue, it’s clear that Bacon is struggling to stay above water with his constituents. We’re confident that the contrast between the incumbent Representative and State Senator Tony Vargas will be stark – a partisan versus a state leader with a proven track record of cutting through the noise to get bipartisan legislation across the finish line.”