Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 26 Share on Twitter 2 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds   

BAD BLUES: Some of the House Democrats Who Deserve to Be 'Primaried'

By       (Page 1 of 9 pages)     (# of views)   4 comments
Author 38935
Message Norman Solomon
Become a Fan
  (22 fans)

reprinted from RootsAction

roots action
roots action
(Image by roots action)
  Details   DMCA
A RootsAction.org Report

By Norman Solomon, Sam McCann and Pia Gallegos


Editor: Jeff Cohen

Released on June 24, 2019


The following report is by no means exhaustive -- only illustrative. There may well be a Democratic member of Congress near you not included here who serves corporate interests more than majority interests, or has simply grown tired or complacent in the never-ending struggles for social, racial and economic justice as well as environmental sanity and peace. Perhaps you live in a district where voters are ready to be inspired by a progressive primary candidate because the Democrat in Congress is not up to the job.

It isn't easy to defeat a Democratic incumbent in a primary. Typically, the worse the Congress member, the more (corporate) funding they get. While most insurgent primary campaigns will not win, they're often very worthwhile -- helping progressive constituencies to get better organized and to win elections later. And a grassroots primary campaign can put a scare into the Democratic incumbent to pay more attention to voters and less to big donors.

Cheri Bustos (IL-17)

Jim Cooper (TN-5)

Jim Costa (CA-16)

Henry Cuellar (TX-28)

Eliot Engel (NY-16)

Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5)

Jim Himes (CT-4)

Steny Hoyer (MD-5)

Derek Kilmer (WA-6)

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9

 

Must Read 2   Well Said 1   News 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

Norman Solomon Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Norman Solomon is cofounder and national coordinator of RootsAction.org. He was a Bernie Sanders delegate from California to the 2016 Democratic National Convention and is currently a coordinator of the relaunched Bernie Delegates Network. (more...)
 

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

The Growing Campaign to Revoke Obama's Nobel Peace Prize

Clinton's Transition Team: A Corporate Presidency Foretold

Is MSNBC Now the Most Dangerous Warmonger Network?

Obama's Escalating War on Freedom of the Press

Obama's Speech, Translated into Candor

The Long Road to Impeaching Trump Just Got Shorter