The Direct Selling Association backed 13 congressional candidates in the Nov. 4 election who have taken a strong stance on direct selling and entrepreneurialism. Twelve of the 13 candidates won.
The endorsements appeared across the country in a newspaper ad campaign funded by Direct Selling Empowers Americans, the newly formed super PAC associated with the DSA.
“We supported candidates on both sides of the aisle who stood with direct sellers and are pleased that nearly every DSA-endorsed candidate will go on to represent our interests in Washington, D.C.,” DSA President Joseph Mariano shared via email.
“We are hopeful that the next Congress will embrace entrepreneurialism and the pursuit of the American dream, and we look forward to working with members around the country to advance these goals on behalf of nearly 17 million Americans who create better lives for themselves and their customers through direct selling.”
In addition to Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford of Nevada, who lost his seat to Republican candidate Cresent Hardy, the DSA endorsed the following challengers and incumbents:
- U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)
- Congressional candidate Mia Love (R-Utah)
- Congressional candidate Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.)
- U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.)
- U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Calif.)
- U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas)
- U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.)
- U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wisc.)
- U.S. Rep. Juan Vargas (D-Calif.)
- U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey (D-Texas)
- U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.)
- U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.)