Winning The House in 2024 - Hopium Back 12 Candidates in GOP Held Seats


July 2 - Hopium Chronicles has endorsed 12 candidates running for the U.S. House in 2024. All of these races are in Republican held seats, are the most likely to flip, and simply they will determine control of the House. You can give to all 12 of these candidates through a single donation, or give directly to each via the links below.

We will be interviewing all 12 of these candidates in the coming weeks. Be sure to check out first three interviews with George Whitesides (CA-27), Janelle Bynum (OR-5) and Kirsten Engel (AZ-06).

The response to his campaign has been incredible. In just a little more than five weeks we’ve raised over $500,000 for these 12 candidates. Thank you all.

Let’s meet our candidates:

Andrei Cherny - (AZ-01) - Donate to Andrei | Volunteer | Learn more | Watch my interview with Andrei

Building an economy that works for everyone. Tackling the climate crisis and making Arizona ‘the Solar State.’ Protecting our democracy and freedoms – including a woman’s right to choose. For Andrei, these aren’t the words of a campaign. They’re personal. And they’ve been the work of his life. 

The grandchild of four Holocaust survivors and son of refugees from communism, Andrei grew up in a small upstairs apartment where his family used food stamps and struggled to make ends meet. But because America welcomed immigrants with open arms and invested in Andrei with public schools and Pell Grants, he went from being a kid whose parents didn’t speak much English to working in the White House and building a business that created thousands of jobs.

Kirsten Engel (AZ-06) - Watch My Interview With Kirsten | Donate | Volunteer | Learn more

Specializing in environmental and administrative law, Kirsten now serves as the co-director of the environmental law program at the University of Arizona. She has also served in the Arizona State Legislature.

Kirsten Engel: “As a mom and an environmental attorney and law professor, I am honored to be endorsed by organizations advocating for environmental issues, voter outreach and education, and electing pro-government candidates. I am committed to working on these important policies in Congress and helping to protect our planet and our future.”

Adam Gray (CA-13) - Donate to Adam | Volunteer | Learn more

Born and raised in the Central Valley, Adam Gray has served in the California State Legislature since 2012. Adam has championed bipartisan solutions including increasing funding for public safety, fighting to conserve water resources, and paving the way for rural health care expansion.

As the CA -13 Democratic nominee for Congress in 2022, Adam came within 600 votes of beating extremist John Duarte –– one of the closest margins in the country –– and he will finish the job in 2024.

Rudy Salas (CA-22) - Donate to Rudy | Learn more

A lifelong Central Valley resident, Rudy Salas has served five terms in the California State Legislature. Rudy has worked to expand workforce development, protect veterans’ and workers’ rights, and support small business communities. He is ready to flip California’s 22nd District.DCCC Chair Suzan DelBene: “Rudy is a leader who will fight for hardworking California families in Congress, and the right person to oust MAGA enabler David Valadao.”

George Whitesides (CA-27) - Watch My Interview With George | Donate | Volunteer | Learn more

George Whitesides is the Democratic nominee for Congress in California's 27th District, and is on the DCCC's Red to Blue list of seats most likely to flip this cycle. President Biden won this district by 12.4% in 2020, but it is currently held by MAGA Republican Mike Garcia. 

George has spent his career solving problems. Over the past 20 years, he has helped lead NASA to new heights as Chief of Staff, created hundreds of quality jobs in the Antelope Valley as CEO of Virgin Galactic, and supported front-line responders and public health through his work on the wildfire crisis, co-founding Megafire Action. Now, he’s running for Congress to create jobs and expand opportunity in California’s 27th District.

CA-27 is one of our best opportunities to take back control of the U.S. House in 2024. The current representative is GOP Rep. Mike Garcia -- an extreme Republican who co-sponsored the national abortion ban and voted to overturn the 2020 election results. In 2020, he only won this district by 333 votes -- it is completely within our grasp this election cycle.

Will Rollins (CA-41) - Donate to Will | Volunteer | Learn more

Will is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney who is standing up to injustice by protecting rights. He fought corruption tirelessly in the Terrorism and Export Crimes Section of the Justice Department's National Security Division. Raised in a family of both Democrats and Republicans, Will is “running to get things done for working families.” He pledges to fight for seniors, protect reproductive freedom, fund transportation and infrastructure, and “protect democracy by accounting for disinformation.”

Tony Vargas (NE-02) Donate to Tony | Volunteer | Learn more

Tony Vargas has served Nebraskans as an elected official for the last decade.

Tony learned the values of community, hard work, and perseverance from his parents, who, coming from humble beginnings, sacrificed everything to provide their children with an opportunity for a brighter future. No matter how busy the family was, they had dinner together every night, where his parents encouraged Tony to stay grounded, but reach for the stars.”

Tony devoted his career to public service and improving opportunities for all Nebraskans. He has served our community since 2013, first as a member of the Omaha Public Schools Board and then as a member of the Nebraska Legislature. As a senator, Tony has developed a reputation for civility and working with anyone to get things done for Nebraska workers and small businesses.

He has successfully passed legislation to strengthen our public schools, improve access to health care, encourage technology and innovation, and improve consumer protections.

The first generation of his family to graduate college, Tony earned his Bachelors of Arts degree at the University of Rochester and a Masters in Education at Pace University.

Tony began his career as a public-school teacher, receiving “Most Outstanding Teacher” and “Teacher of the Year” awards, and has worked in the non-profit and education sectors, striving to improve the quality of life and educational opportunities for thousands of children across the United States.

Tony and his wife, Lauren, are raising their two young kids, Ava and Luca, in Omaha. They are proud parishioners of St. Frances Cabrini Church, where Tony and Lauren were married.

Sue Altman (NJ-07) - Donate to Sue | Volunteer | Learn more

Sue Altman is a proud daughter of New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District. As a career teacher, Sue has fought for New Jersey’s students by protecting teachers from Governor Chris Christie’s public school cuts. For the last several years, Sue has served as Executive Director of the New Jersey Working Families Alliance, a non-profit combating political corruption. In Congress, Sue pledges to protect reproductive choice and women’s health, to spur competition in our economy, and to address environmental crises in local communities.

Laura Gillen (NY-4) - Donate to Laura | Volunteer | Learn more.

Coming from a law background, Laura brought problem-solving approaches to local government in Hempstead Town. As supervisor, she prepared and administered a $500 million budget for the town’s population of over 750,000. Laura led efforts to revitalize infrastructure, recover damages from a contaminated water supply, and pass critical legislation relating to sexual harassment and veterans’ benefits.

DCCC Chair Suzan DelBene: “[Laura’s] willingness to fight couldn’t stand in clearer contrast to D’Esposito, who has consistently caved to partisan extremists on border security, abortion rights, and the economy.”

Mondaire Jones (NY-17) - Donate to Mondaire | Volunteer | Learn more.

Mondaire Jones is seeking a return to Congress to defend our democracy. In 2020, Mondaire was elected in NY-17, making history as the nation’s first openly gay African-American member of Congress. As a ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, he championed voting rights and Supreme Court reform. Mondaire successfully passed legislation targeting pandemic recovery, made historic infrastructure investments, and capped prescription drug prices for Medicare recipients. He seeks your help to finish the job he started for Hudson Valley residents.

Josh Riley (NY-19) - Donate to Josh | Volunteer | Learn more

Josh Riley has deep roots in Upstate New York and proven experience taking on big fights on the national stage. Josh knows that our political and economic systems have been rigged to benefit special interests at the expense of working folks. He’s running for Congress to change that.

Janelle Bynum (OR-5) - Watch My Interview with Janelle | Donate | Volunteer | Learn more

The daughter of teachers, her parents taught Janelle that education was the key to a better, safer world. When drug violence threatened her inner city neighborhood in Washington, DC, Janelle put that ideal into practice. She earned scholarships and put herself through school, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and her Master’s degree in Business Administration.

Today, Janelle and her husband, Mark, live in Happy Valley with their children. Janelle operates her family’s small business, running four restaurants in our community. In her restaurants, Janelle continues to embody those ideals taught to her early in life, mentoring her employees, providing scholarships to continue their education and encouraging them to dream big.

Janelle’s work has always been about reaching out and helping people get ahead, serving as our State Representative, and now running for Congress – she’s doing just that.

Janelle’s been working hard for us – lowering the cost of prescription drugs, protecting women’s reproductive freedom, protecting LGBTQ+ rights, building more affordable housing and addressing homelessness, taking on the climate crisis and finding pathways for all of our young people to get ahead – whether they’re pursuing a four-year degree or degree in career and technical education.  Janelle’s not afraid to stand up to anyone to ensure Oregonians get ahead. 

Let’s do this people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!