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MAR 20, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Mark Begich, Jeff Merkley Win Progressive Group's Endorsement For Social Security Push

WASHINGTON -- The push to expand Social Security -- and the push back against attempts to cut it -- landed endorsements by a key progressive group Thursday for two Democratic senators facing GOP challenges. The group Democracy for America, founded by Howard Dean and run by his brother James, is throwing its support behind Sens. Mark Begich of Alaska, and Jeff Merkley of Oregon. Merkley is a logical choice for the group, which cites his efforts around Social Security, filibuster reform and the minimum wage. Begich would seem to be a less natural fit, but Democracy for America likes his ... Read More

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