Marianne Williamson touts endorsements for progressive congressional candidates

Former Democratic presidential candidate Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonMarianne Williamson discusses speaking at People's Party Convention Fewer people watched opening night of Democratic convention compared to 2016 Marianne Williamson: Democratic convention 'like binge watching a Marriott commercial' 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 BidenFormer Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office Progressive group buys domain name of Trump's No. 1 Supreme Court pick Bloomberg rolls out M ad buy to boost Biden in Florida 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.”