The House of Representatives
We need fresh minds in the U.S. House of Representatives, people who will represent us, not their personal interests, lobbyists, or the interests of corporations.
The primaries are drawing to a close, but they are not over yet and we will have to wait for the counts. However, some results are in and they are shown where available.
We will update this page again in a few days.
This list will evolve into a list of Progressive candidates in the General Election.
|AZ||01||Eva Putzova||AZ Primary August 4, 2020. Eva Putzova|
|AZ||03||Raul M. Grijalva||Raul Grijalva Congressional website and Campaign website. Long time progressive for Medicare For All and a major force for environmental protection.|
|AZ||07||Ruben Gallego||Ruben Gallego Congressional website and Campaign website. Re-elect this Progressive.|
|CA||01||Audrey Denney||Audrey Denney. Ok but Audrey Denney is a Biden/ACA on health care, supporting “expanding Medicare as an option” which helps the insurance companies and “big pharma” - not people.|
|CA||12||Shahid Buttar||Attorney, formerly with EFF. Shahlid Buttar challenges the criminal in the house, speaker Pelosi. It is time to rid the U.S. of the double-talking career politician Pelosi. Shahlid Buttar
|CA||13||Barbara Lee||Re-elect, anti-war progressive.|
|CA||17||Ro Khanna||Co-chair of Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign for president. Hear Ro Khanna and the SQUAD question Micheal Cohen in the final hour of the Cohen Hearing.|
|CA||18||Rishi Kumar||Rishi Kumar taking on a Pelosi-“big pharma” pal.|
|Christy Smith will be the Democratic nominee in the general election. Christy Smith is a centrist.
Cenk Uygur did not win enough votes in either the special election or the primary for the nomination.
Cenk Uygur was endorsed by Bernie but Cenk Uygur did not want endorsements.
|CA||27||Judy Chu||Judy Chu, unopposed Democrat in this district will “protect and expand the Affordable Care Act”,|
|CA||29||Angelica Dueñas||People First, and all you’d want in a Representative - advocating for M4A, GND, H4A, Immigration reform. +Uses OpenStreetMap on website. Angelica Dueñas
|CA||33||Ted Lieu||Ted Lieu Congressional website - campaign website was inaccessible.|
|CA||34||David Kim||David Kim’s website is one of the better sites in terms of content; he addresses everything in personal articles. He is for all the issues you’d want in a progressive candidate. There’s one big but though. He is strongly in favor of UBI, but it is of the Yang/Freedom Dividend variant. It looks like David Kim jumped on the Yang/Freedom Dividend bandwagon early in the campaign, so we will give him the benefit of the doubt and expect he will re-examine this version of Universal Basic Income later. Besides, there have already been updates to the idea of Universal Basic Income in the House which would give everyone a better chance at surviving the economic apartheid we are going through now – if it passed.|
|CA||38||Michael Tolar||Michael Tolar - website unavailable or non-existant. Most likely you are stuck with the incumbent here. Linda Sanchez may not be the worst congressperson, but when the first paragraph contains the words "strengthening our middle class" you know this is not for you, but for corporations. Scheduled for October 2020, she and husband will be on trial for misuse of Federal funds. Tolar may still be an option.|
|CA||42||Liam O’Mara||Liam O’Mara - one of the better political websites I’ve seen. A true progressive and a serious campaign.|
|CA||53||Georgette Gomez||Georgette Gomez - some of the issues at the front of Georgette’s campaign are Medicare for All, Green New Deal, Protecting Social Security, and Reforming the Criminal Justice System. Yay San Diego!|
|CO||02||Joe Neguse||Joe Neguse is big on protecting the environment, he got a bill passed that bans drilling for oil under plutonium scraps (superfund site) which Colorado has (Rocky Flats). Joe Neguse is for Medicare for All and the Green New Deal, but is endorsed by Biden which makes me sick. I guess it’s because he had lunch or something with Biden’s prop master and basement mate, Jill.|
|CO||04||Isaac McCorkle||Isaac McCorkle - Ike covers all the progressive issues. His opponent is a criminal who must be removed from all political endeavors. In 2014, Buck, this republican incumbent and former associate of Dick Cheney, was forced to resign as District Attorney in Weld County, CO, because of his “career bypassing justice and ethics to reward political allies and campaign contributors”.
Not relevant, but CO-04 is generally where the South Park creators originate and base their cartoon series.
|CO||05||Jillian Freeland||Website inaccessible or broken on first try. Update, on second try it works - Jillian Freeland. Progressive though does not use any of the familiar phrasing, perhaps this suits some constituants in this district. Jill’s opponent wants a secure and prosperous future for himself, and guns for everyone - tax free presumably.|
|FL||19||Cindy Banyai||Cindy Banyai|
|FL||23||Jen Perelman||Running against a criminal in Congress, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz who was instrumental in derailing Bernie Sanders in the 2016 primary.
|GA||05||Barrington Martin II|
|IL||01||Robert Emmons||Gun Control advocate|
|IL||03||Marie Newman||Endorsed by AOC and others. Potential fifth member of the Squad. Go Marie!|
|IL||04||Jesús "Chuy" García||Jesús "Chuy" García (official website) Endorsed Bernie Sanders for President.|
|IL||11||Rachel Ventura||Progressive. Supports Medicare For All and Green New Deal.|
|MA||01||Alex Morse||Mayor, Holyoke MA. Endorsed by Justice Democrats. Smeared by allies of 30 year incumbent Richard Neal who is considered the Mitch of the House.
REMINDER: People in western MA can Write in Alex Morse on their November ballot.
|MA||04||Ihssane Leckey||Did not win in the primary. Ihssane Leckey Former Federal Reserve system regulator, no corporate funding, supports Medicare For All, Green New Deal, endorsed by many good people and orgs - (many broken links on this page however, but we know most most of them).|
|MA||06||Seth Moulton||Won in the primary. Seth Moulton wants different House leadership. Help him make that happen.|
|MA||07||Ayanna Pressley||Part of the original SQUAD.|
|MA||08||Robbie Goldstein||Did not win in the primary. Robbie Goldstein True progressive, physician, running to unseat old-school rep with ancient values, Stephen Lynch|
|MI||01||Dana Alan Ferguson|
|MI||13||Rashida Tlaib||Part of the original SQUAD. Introduced The BOOST Act
|MN||05||Ilhan Omar||Part of the original SQUAD.
|MO||01||Cori Bush||Activist, nurse, endorsed by Justice Democrats. Cori Bush
|NE||02||Kara Eastman||Endorsed by Justice Democrats. Challenge: Don Bacon|
|NJ||02||Will Cunningham||No progressive candidate won in the primary in New Jersey.|
|NJ||04||Christine Conforti||No progressive candidate won in the primary in New Jersey.|
|NJ||05||Arati Kreibich||No progressive candidate won in the primary in New Jersey.|
|NJ||06||Russ Cirincione||No progressive candidate won in the primary in New Jersey. Supports all GND, M4A.|
|NJ||09||Zina Spezakis||No progressive candidate won in the primary in New Jersey.|
|NJ||10||John Flora||No progressive candidate won in the primary in New Jersey.|
|NJ||12||Lisa McCormick||No progressive candidate won in the primary in New Jersey.|
|NY||09||Isiah James||Working towards affordable housing for Brooklyn. Also challenging old-school incumbent.
|NY||13||James Felton Keith||Universal Basic Income advocate; Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ activist. Did not win in the primary.|
|NY||14||Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez||Part of the original SQUAD. Co-sponsor H.R. 109.
|NY||15||Ritchie Torres||Ritchie Torres
Richie Torres won NY-15. Congratulations!
|NY||16||Jamaal Bowman||Former middle school principal. Endorsed by Justice Democrats.
|NV||01||Anthony Thomas Jr.|
|OH||03||Morgan Harper||Economic Equality. Challenging old-school Democrat. Did not win the primary.
|OH||05||Nick Rubando||Nick Rubando|
|OK||01||Kojo Asamoa-Caesar||Kojo Asamoa-Caesar|
|OR||01||Amanda Siebe||Amanda Siebe|
|TX||10||Mike Siegel||Mike Siegel Won in the primary. Progressive in Texas. Mike Siegal won in the primary. There are a lot of Mike Siegal's; this is the one. Bernie endorsed.|
|TX||14||Adrienne Bell||Adrienne Bell won in the primary.|
|TX||24||Candace Valenzuela||Candace Valenzuela|
|TX||25||Heidi Sloan||This progressive in Texas did not win in the primary. Julie Oliver is the remaining Democratic option; Oliver covers the most important progressive issues.|
|TX||25||Julie Oliver||Julie Oliver|
|TX||28||Jessica Cisneros||Endorsed by Justice Democrats. Challenge: Henry Cuellar. Did not win the primary.|
|TX||31||Donna Imam||Donna Imam This progressive in Texas won in the primary. Donna uses the term HealthCare for All (HCA) that claims “fortifies and accelerates” Medicare for All; not sure what the intention is here; fully expect Senate Bill 1129 to be updated before it is passed, but not sure what “HCA” is.|
|WA||02||Jason Call||Jason Call - A lively and refreshing stance on progressive issues. Herman Hesse fan.|
|WA||05||Christopher Armitage||Dropped out of the primary. Dave Wilson is the only Democrat who can replace Armitage in the primary on August 4.|
|WA||06||Rebecca Parson||Activist, substitute teacher, DSA member. Caution does Not use OpenStreetMap on website. Rebecca Parson
|WA||07||Pramila Jayapal||Progressive working for Economic Equality and Medicare Far All.
|WA||10||Joshua Collins||Prioritizes M4A GND Peace and Bernie. Joshua Collins|
|VA||01||Qasim Rashid||Qasim Rashid|
On another page we have the The Testimony of Micheal Cohen and Congressional Hearing where you can get to know forty-two (2019) U.S. House Representatives on the Oversight and Reform Committee. And a note on Elijah Cummings’ passing.
Beware of Voter Suppression
You may want to listen to this recording of a conversation with Reverend William Barber discussing the long and extensive obstacles that have been in place in the United States that have prevented a true majority from voting. Details on the origin of this audio are in a note on Bernie’s page here.