From our earliest days, Daily Kos has always believed that the best way to effect progressive change in this country is to elect more and better Democrats. That’s why, starting with a special election for the House back in 2004, we’ve regularly endorsed, written about, and raised money for worthy Democrats running in races across the nation. It’s simple: Unless and until we obtain legislative and executive power in Washington, D.C., and the states, we can’t enact the policies we all want—and that the U.S. badly needs.
Over the years, though, our endorsement program has undergone some changes, so as we head into the second half of our second decade as a site, we felt it was a good time to take stock of our approach and share our current thinking both with the Daily Kos community and the candidates who might seek our support. We
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