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Marianne Williamson touts endorsements for progressive congressional candidates

Former Democratic presidential candidate Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonRush Limbaugh dead at 70 Marianne Williamson discusses America's "soulless ethos" Marianne Williamson discusses speaking at People's Party Convention MORE said her recent list of endorsements is meant to bring attention to lesser-known progressive candidates running for Congress.

“Too many people don’t know who these people are, so that’s why I made this endorsement list. Most congressional candidates don’t win the first time out, they win with their name recognition,” the author said Tuesday on Hill.TV’s “Rising.”

Williamson, who dropped her White House bid in January, argued that the Democratic Party has a way of ousting progressive ideals. She said progressives need to focus on congressional races now that the former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenKlain on Manchin's objection to Neera Tanden: He 'doesn't answer to us at the White House' Senators given no timeline on removal of National Guard, Capitol fence Overnight Defense: New Senate Armed Services chairman talks Pentagon policy nominee, Afghanistan, more | Biden reads report on Khashoggi killing | Austin stresses vaccine safety in new video MORE is the presumptive Democratic nominee.

“They already voted me off the island,” she said. “Progressives, we know what happened in the presidential race. We need to now pivot… and do it in Congress now.”