Candidate Support

We are the progressive wing of the NC Democratic Party. In an effort to forward our progressive platform and adhere to our stated goals, the Progressive Caucus of the North Carolina Democratic Party endeavors to support progressive candidates across our great state. If you are a progressive candidate, we want to hear from you to help your campaign succeed.

We offer support to progressive candidates running in:

General Elections

Democratic Primaries

Democratic Party Officer Elections

Democratic Party Affiliated Organization Officer Elections

How the Progressive Caucus can support your campaign

  • Endorsements will be awarded to no more than one candidate per position.

        • Democratic Primary candidates must return their completed questionnaire no later than 11:59 pm, on the 7th day following the end of the filing period.

        • General Election candidates may apply any time prior to the election.

        • Democratic Party & Affiliated Organization candidates may apply any time prior to the election. However, we will attempt to award our party endorsements no later than 60 days prior to the election.

  • Progressive Candidate caucus seals of approval can be applied for and awarded any time prior to an election. More than one candidate may be approved for any race.

  • Campaign Contributions from the caucus may be available to candidates.

  • Other Campaign Support, such as joint fundraisers and volunteer assistance, may also be available.

How to Apply for Progressive Caucus Support

If you are interested in applying for any type of caucus support, simply complete this short PCNCDP Candidate Support Request Form to start the process. We will send you an online questionnaire to complete. We will attempt to notify candidates of our decision no later than 14 days after receipt of your completed application.

For any questions, please contact the Endorsement Action Team below.

1. Candidates must be registered as a Democrat in North Carolina to be considered for caucus support. The only exceptions are for unaffiliated candidates running in general elections when no Democratic candidate is running for the same position.

2. Our candidate support process is managed by our Endorsement Action Team (EAT) and all offers of caucus support must be approved by the Executive Committee of the Progressive Caucus.