Request Endorsement

While it is generally not our practice to offer early endorsements, we encourage interested candidates to submit their application for endorsement at their earliest convenience to ensure proper consideration.

We ask that candidates or campaigns seeking an endorsement and/or a monetary contribution from the Truman Club shall submit a written request. However, a statewide or federal candidate need not submit a written request if the endorsement recommendation is submitted by a Truman Club Executive Committee member.

The Truman Club Executive Committee members will reach out to candidates who are seeking endorsement.  To aid in the Committee’s consideration of endorsement requests, applicants are required to complete the Truman Club Questionnaire (click here for standalone form):


The Nomination and Endorsement Committee will meet to consider all requests after the closing of the election filing date.  The Committee’s recommendations will then be submitted to the Truman Club Executive Committee.

The Truman Club Executive committee may consider an endorsement prior to the close of filing.  If it chooses to do so, that endorsement shall be made by a vote of 50% plus two of the Executive Committee members.

In elections in which there is only one Democratic candidate, an endorsement shall be made by majority vote of the members present at an Executive Committee meeting.

In elections in which there are two or more Democratic candidates, an endorsement shall be made by a vote of 50% plus two of Executive Committee members.

The Nomination & Endorsements Committee will operate based on the following schedule for the Fall of 2020:

Key DatesCommittee Meetings
Filing opens
July 13, 2020
July 23, 2020
July 24, 2020
Aug 6, 2020
Filing ends
August 7, 2020
Aug 7, 2020
Aug 20, 2020
Aug 21, 2020
Sep 3, 2020
Sep 4, 2020
Sep 17, 2020
Sep 18, 2020
Oct 1, 2020
Ballots Begin Mailing
October 5, 2020
Oct 2, 2020
Oct 15, 2020
Oct 16, 2020
Oct 29, 2020
Election Day
November 3, 2020