Senate Candidates 2020
Extremely important to the 2020 election are the candidates for Senate. More than thirty states have openings for Senate seats on their ballots.
This section of the website began in the summer of 2019. All progressive senate replacements are important, but at the top of the list is a strong replacement for the Kentucky Senator. Matt Jones came to our attention. Matt Jones was a known personality in Kentucky, and loved by many. So loved that Mitch McConnell bought all the google ad space for Matt Jones (who uses google anymore?). Matt Jones would have won the senate seat in Kentucky. I researched Matt Jones and was waiting to post a story on his candidacy. Jones chose not to run. I wrote that story: Matt Jones
But someone has to fill the void left when Mitch McConnell loses his senate seat in 2020. Who will that be? At around the time of Matt Jones decision not to run there were a few lining up to take his place. I based my choice at the time on the candidate’s website. I chose Eric Rothmuller initially out of what was available. Now it looks like Charles Booker is the popular progressive candidate. Charles Booker may not have had a website at the time or he may have been just getting started. As I am not in Kentucky, you will have to advise me between these two. It is important that we choose one to give our support to as filling the Kentucky senate seat is an important matter.
These are our recommendations so far:
|KY||Matt says Not Running. He has until 01-28-2020 to file to run for U.S. Senator in KY. The ONE to take on McConnell. Honest. Intelligent. Who else?|
We are waiting on litigation regarding election fraud in this primary in Kentucky.
|Charles Booker is the progressive candidate. Amy McGrath was chosen by Schumer as a “throwaway” candidate so that McConnell can win another term – which no one in their right mind wants.
|GA||Richard Dien Winfield|
|IA||Kimberly Graham||Justice for all. Medicare for all.|
|MA||Edward Markey||Markey has a good record on environment, privacy, net neutrality. Co-sponsored H.R. 109. Re-elect.
What is wrong with JKIII? First consider his investments in Exxon-Mobile fossil fuel company. Then consider that he is a protégé of “lying Liz” Warren. At bottom, JKIII run for Senate is purely egotistical; he doesn’t want to wait until the the end of Warren’a term (she should retire by that time) and he simply sees an opportunity to run against Ed Markey who supports everything the people want. JKIII is an opportunistic liar. He is NOT progressive and is willing to screw over a good Senator. Add to all this the fact that he currently represents District 4 in Massachussets, a district that encompasses, on the north, some of the wealthiest communities in the state, and, on the south, some of the poorest; the poorest communities in his district are part of the COVID-19 “9% of the population, 27% of the Coronavirus infections” and nothing is being done about that.
|MT||Wilmot Collins||Mayor of Helena. Former refugee was once told to ‘go back’|
|NC||Erica Smith||Equality For All. No corporate campaign funding.|
|NM||Maggie Toulouse Oliver||Progressive taking on old-school Democrat.|
|SC||Jaime Harrison||Taking on Lindsey Graham.|
|WV||Paula Jean Swearengin|
|WY||Yana Ludwig||DSA member.|
Cory Booker’s term as Senator ends with the 2020 election. ThisBooker is up for re-election after all. He is NOT what anyone would call a progressive with all that big-pharma support he has; no wonder he endorsed Biden as soon as he could.
Remember this (for motivation):
In April 2019, McConnell criticized proposed legislation by House Democrats such as the Green New Deal and Medicare for All. McConnell declared that if he was still Senate majority leader after the 2020 elections: “none of those things are going to pass the Senate. They won’t even be voted on. So think of me as the grim reaper. None of that stuff is going to pass. None of it.”