Students for a New American Politics (SNAP PAC), the nation’s largest student-run political action committee, just announced its first Congressional endorsements of the volatile upcoming election cycle: Representative Chris Murphy (CT-Sen) and New Mexico State Senator Eric Griego (NM-1).

“Now more than ever, it is clear that Congress needs bold progressive leaders like Chris Murphy and Eric Griego who will not just stand up to Republicans, but usher in a new era of progressive solutions,” said Matt Breuer, Executive Director of SNAP PAC. “Chris and Eric are going to be more than just two Democratic votes in Congress – they are going to be bold voices standing up against the Republican right-wing agenda.

“Chris and Eric are both running strong grassroots campaigns against opponents who will happily vote to gut critical programs like Social Security and Medicare against the wishes of their constituents, while offering more and more tax breaks for the wealthy. The American people deserve senators and representatives who are going to defend the vital programs their citizens depend on, and Americans can depend on Eric and Chris.”

Since its founding in 2005, Students for a New American Politics has awarded over 50 fellowships to college students to spend a summer working full-time on Congressional campaigns across the country. SNAP PAC only endorses progressive candidates running in the most competitive races around the country.  Instead of donating money directly, SNAP PAC sends paid Organizing Fellows to work as organizers on endorsed candidate’s campaigns. College students can apply online to become a SNAP Organizing fellow at