2024 CDT Primary Priority Candidates

California Donor Table
2 min readNov 18, 2023

Updated on November 18, 2023

CDT recommends these priority candidates to invest in for the 2024 primary elections in March. California is a huge state, and we most certainly omitted great candidates from across the state. This list, including priority and other candidates, is quite long. If you have the capacity to give beyond this list, want to concentrate on a specific region or constituency, or want other more detailed advice, please reach out to us.

This list focuses on primary election candidates who need support. These races include local candidates who can win outright in the primary, state legislative candidates running against corporate-backed Democrats fighting to make it through the top-two primary to the general election, and others facing recalls that may happen before the general election. This list only includes House candidates who need pre-primary election investments.

While this list mentions our organizational grantees who made these referrals, it does not include the possible independent expenditures many may make in these races. We will advise on this work in future correspondence.

US Senate

Barbara Lee — US Senate — LINK to Donate

Bay Area

Regional Lead: Lift Up Contra Costa Action Fund/ Working Families Party/ Silicon Valley Rising

Central Valley

Regional Lead: Communities for a New California

Los Angeles

Regional Lead: Working Families Party/LA Civic Engagement Table

Orange County

Regional Lead: Orange County PAC

Inland Empire

Regional Lead: Inland Empire United

To engage further in coordinated candidate work, please reach out to our coordinated CDT staff, Molly @CaliforniaDonorTable.org.



California Donor Table

The California Donor Table is a statewide community of donors who pool their funds to make investments in communities of color so they have the power they need.