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Blue America Endorsement: Nashville Needs A Political Change

People seem surprised when they find out that Nashville is a Democratic city and that Tennessee's 5th congressional district is safely blue. Obama won the district both times he...

Lessons From Marie Newman’s Big Win

Technically, you can't call Marie Newman "Congresswoman Newman" until January when the Speaker swears her in. But in IL-03-- a district where Trump didn't get to 40% of the vote...

Landslide Win For Kara Eastman Was Step One

It's relatively easy to point out that you don't agree with the person in power and declare your candidacy and hope more voters turn out on election day who agree with you than ...

Candidate Endorsement Alert In New Jersey: Hector Oseguera

New Jersey's 8th congressional district-- most of Hudson County, parts of Essex and Union counties and includes Hoboken, Elizabeth, Weehauken, West New York, half of Newark and ...

DCCC Lost All The Races Yesterday– But Progressives Did Well

Last night 3 important congressional races ended. Nancy Pelosi, Cheri Bustos and their DCCC need to think closely about what happened. One contest was a primary in Omaha and two...

Endorsement Alert– West Virginia Deserves Better

West Virginia was Bernie territory in the 2016 primary. Most people know that he beat Hillary in every single county, but fewer people know he also garnered more votes than Trum...

From An Economic Bottom Line To A Humanitarian Bottom Line

Marianne Williamson talks a lot about changing our country's priorities and going from an economic bottom line to a humanitarian bottom line. During her presidential campaign sh...

Candidate Mike Siegel Is Already Working For TX-10 Constituents

Some candidates-- whether incumbents or challengers-- are faring better than others during this pandemic. Candidates who have grown proficient on social media have vibrant campa...

Don’t Let Their Corruption Kill Off Our Champions

As you know, the DCCC has a rule about primaries. It was promulgated by Cheri Bustos and Nancy Pelosi: any political operative who works against an incumbent Democrat is cut off...

Jim Harper: The Pandemic Is NOT The Time To Let Up On Gun Safety

18 term Democratic Jim Visclosky is retiring from his northwest Indiana congressional seat-- a deep blue (D+8) seat where whomever wins the primary is the next member of Congres...

A Texas Progressive On The Verge– Meet Julie Oliver

Last year Julie Oliver was in the midst of a primary battle with another worthy challenger eager to take on crooked conservative incumbent Roger Williams in the gerrymandered 25...

Getting Shit Done For the People– A Guest Post By Montana Rep Tom Winter

During times of crisis we need our leaders to show up and fight for us. Not for corporations. Not for the powerful. For us, the people. Right now we are in the midst of a crisis...

Running A People-Powered Campaign, While Sheltering In Place

Progressive challengers-- especially in races against well-heeled incumbents who can write themselves big checks or appeal to corporate SuperPACs-- have two new handicaps: grass...

DCCC Plan To Destroy Progressive Campaigns Fails Miserably As Cheri Bustos’ Favorite Blue Dog Goes Down To Defeat

On Tuesday, the primary in Illinois' third congressional showed the failure of Cheri Bustos' toxic plan to defeat progressive challenges to Blue Dog incumbents who are out of sy...

Winning Back The Senate

Just as he's done in Colorado, North Carolina, Arizona, New Mexico, etc, Brooklyn's Chuck Schumer has decided to choose who Maine's U.S. Senate nominee for the Susan Collins sea...

Bland Moderates Are Not What We Need In The White House Or In The Senate– Let’s Replace Mitch McConnell With Charles Booker

If Bernie wins in November, a hostile McConnell-led Senate will be pretty deadly for all his plans. And with the Democrats very likely to lose their accidental Alabama seat, the...

Rachel Ventura Working To Unite Bernie And Elizabeth Supporters

Blue America first endorsed Rachel Ventura for Congress back in August. And now we're coming up quickly to her primary (March 17) in Illinois' 11th district, mostly suburbs sout...

Blue America Congressional Endorsement In Oklahoma: Tom Guild

You may remember our old Oklahoma friend, Tom Guild, from the yeoman's work he did in the past to flip the Oklahoma City congressional district blue. He tilled that field assidu...

Blue America Endorsement– Georgette Gómez (CA-53)

In the last 2 days San Diego City Council president Georgette Gómez has been endorsed by some of the most trusted names int progressive politics-- AOC, Ro Khanna, Jamie Raskin,...

Blue America Endorsement– Cori Bush For Congress (MO-01)

Missouri's first congressional district-- the entire city of St. Louis and the mostly black northern suburbs-- Ferguson, Florissant, Black Jack, Spanish Lake-- is the 385th poor...

Blue America Endorsement In Indiana– Jim Harper For Congress

Indiana’s 1st congressional district is a rare deep-blue territory in Mike Pence’s home state. Incumbent Democratic Congressman Pete Visclosky-- retiring after 18 terms-- wo...

Paula Jean Swearengin– A Coal Miner’s Daughter, Granddaughter, Niece And Stepdaughter

West Virginia was the ultimate blue state starting with FDR's first election in 1932. Two years earlier, the Democratic Party won the state House and held it, uninterrupted from...

Green Day/Blue Texas– A Contest

March 3 isn't just Super Tuesday for the presidential candidates, it is also the big day for many congressional candidates all over the country.

One of the best candidates Blu...

Nabilah Islam For Congress– Making Georgia Bluer And More Equitable

The most recent candidate endorsed by Blue America, Nabilah Islam, sometimes stands out from the crowd because of her name, which for old people, doesn't sound like a name from ...

Robin Wilt For Congress (NY-25)

Not every member of Congress can be AOC or even earn an A for their voting records. In fact, ProgressivePunch only has 46 "A" ratings right now. 7 of them are for New York Democ...

Ever See A Car With A Trump Bumpersticker And One For A Progressive Democrat?

Washington's 5th congressional district takes up the entire eastern end of the state, from the Canadian border to the Oregon border and right along the Idaho border. The biggest...

Montana’s Open Congressional Seat Is Ready For Progressive Dem Tom Winter

There's a red hot 2020 race for Montana's one at-large congressional district to replace pugilistic multimillionaire Greg Gianforte. State Rep. Tom Winter is the progressive in ...

Contest: Nirvana And Pramila

Our two favorite things about Seattle: grunge rock pioneers Nirvana and congressional progressive champion Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. So, when former Nirvana manager Danny G...

The Case For Political Courageousness

Howie: A couple of weeks ago, we met Liam O'Mara, through my own lens. Now lets revisit him through his own. "I am running as a progressive populist in a red district in Califor...

Blue America Endorsement: Lauren Ashcraft

We're endorsing Lauren Ashcroft in #NY-12 not just because she's on the right side of every important issue and because she's a courageous and competent candidate but because we think she will make a great and productive representative for working families in Congress.

Pelosi Picked The Right Guy To Clobber Trump

I don't want to go into-- for the 30th time-- the whole long story about how I helped my congressman first get elected in 2000 and then was mortified when he joined the Blue Dog...

Kara Eastman Doesn’t Want Tom Steyer’s Money– She Donated It To Charity

"The fight happening now for the Democratic presidential nomination," wrote Norman Solomon, "largely amounts to class warfare. And the forces that have triumphed in the past are...

Stop Frackenlooper

We got an unfortunate call the other day.

New Mexico Secretary of State, Maggie Toulouse Oliver wanted to give us a little advance warning that she was going to end her campai...

Your Zip Code Predicts How Long You’re Going To Live

This map of Chicago from The Economist on the right shocked me as the magazine makes the point that if you take a ride along Chicago's red line-- a rail service runnin...

New Dem Out– Democratic Socialist In

Derek Kilmer is the head of the Wall Street-owned and operated New Dems, part of the Republican wing of the Democratic Party. But Kilmer's district-- WA-06, the northwest corner...

We Have A New Candidate For You To Meet: Montana’s Tom Winter

Montana state Rep. Tom Winter entered politics in the aftermath of the 2016 election. He told me that his motivation was

"equal parts frustration with where we were and optimi...

The Best Member Of Congress You’ve Never Heard Of– Literally

There are 5 freshmen members of Congress whose voting records are tied for #1. The graphic above shows the 6 members of Congress with the highest lifetime crucial vote scores, a...

Senate Endorsement: Betsy Sweet To Replace Susan Collins In Maine

The road to dislodging McConnell next year runs through Maine. And that means nominating a candidate who will give a massive number of voters a reason to come out and vote. Betsy Sweet is that woman.

This Mother Of 4 Understands What It Will Take To Win Back A Red Seat

Jennifer Christie for IN-05 "It’s time we simplify the process to allow for single-payer healthcare that guarantees health care for every American without exception. We have already proven that the Medicare system works. Guaranteeing health care as a human right is simply the right thing to do."

Ungerrymandering The States– One By One

There are virtually no races in Virginia more important this cycle than the one to reelect Lee Carter in the House of Delegates and the one to replace Trumpist Richard Stuart with Qasim Rashid in the state Senate.

DNC: “We do not owe voters an impartial or evenhanded primary”

The DNC attorneys insisted to the judge that the charter requirements that elections be "impartial" and "evenhanded" were discretionary and not a requirement, in effect "We don't have to run an evenhanded primary, even if we say we're going to… To this day the DNC believes that if it wanted to 'go into back rooms' and 'pick the candidate,' this would 'have been their right,' and no one outside the organization would have any right to enforce the DNC charter or interfere in any other way."

Chicagoland House Race: New Dems Versus Real Dems

There are already too many members of Congress from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party. If you want to see action on Climate Change, the Green New Deal, banning the sale of assault weapons, a fairer tax system that requires the richest Americans to pair their fair share, we all need to step up and do what we can to replace slugs like Foster with can-do progressives like Rachel Ventura.

Austin Can Create a National Model for the Green New Deal

On September 21 at Huston-Tillotson University, a historically-black college in Austin, progressive congressional candidate Mike Siegel convenes a conference on the Green New De...

Blue Dog Jim Costa’s Strong Progressive Opponent, Kim Williams

Costa has not stayed in office all these years because he has addressed the needs of his constituents. He has stayed in office because our voters have had to choose between the party of Trump and a man who spent last Congress voting with Trump 47% of the time. This March, however, voters will finally have a choice, and this Valley will finally have a chance.

Brianna Wu: A Bolder Democratic Party

Brianna Wu is running an uphill primary campaign in a solid blue district that voted for Bernie in 2016. (PVI is D+10)

Brianna's opponent is entrenched New Dem Stephen Lynch, o...

Congress Needs More Mayors Who Get Things Done

It wasn't hard for Blue America to decide to endorse Mark Gamba for Congress. He's running for an Oregon seat held by one of the most venal Blue Dogs in the House, Kurt Sch...

Virginia Is Up For Grabs THIS November

THIS November, if If the Virginia Democrats win just a net of 3 seats in each chamber, they'll be drawing the district maps without any help from the GOP.

Whose Side Is The DCCC On?

Cheri Bustos, the anti-democracy Blue Dog running the DCCC, is determined to make sure no more progressives get into Congress. Currently she is working against the election effo...

Stopping The Koch Brothers’ Agenda In Arizona

FDR knew who the enemy was— and so does Eva Putzova. The DCCC's Cheri Bustos doesn’t and neither does #AZ01's Tom O’Halleran.

Don’t Let The Kochs Take Over The Democratic Party

No Democrats should be taking any Koch money for any reason. No one should be allowed to call him- or herself a Democrat if they do take Koch money.

Does The Democratic Party Need A Republican Wing?

"Beating Trump is not enough. We need to win up and down the ticket everywhere. To do that, we need to show what it means to be a Democrat."

Another No Nonsense, Strong Progressive Leader: Eva Putzova (AZ-01)

The actual Democrat primarying O'Halleran this cycle is Flagstaff former city councilwoman and progressive activist, Eva Putzover. Eva is literally as good as O'Halleran is bad.

Blue America’s Mothers’ Day Senate Endorsement: Jeff Merkley

Even if Bernie, Elizabeth Warren or Kamala Harris wins next year, without a strong and more progressive Congress, the issues they're campaigning on won't go anywhere. It appears...

DCCC May Be Playing Defense In 2020– Not Us… Meet Jon Hoadley

The experiment of the 1980s didn't work. It's time politicians of the past stop spinning fiction. Our future reality, together, can make a much better story.

Democratic Establishment Likes SOME Primaries– If It’s Against A Progressive

Two years ago Berniecrat and Democratic Socialist Lee Carter accomplished the impossible in Manassas (Virginia's HD-50). He ran and won-- with more hostility than support from t...

An Open Letter To Chief Justice John Roberts

Heads up: #GA07 has been a red district for a long time. Now, it's turning purple, and has become a top tier target for both parties. Blue America has found just the candidate to win this election hot house: Marqus Cole.

End Of The Quarter? Who Cares?

Today-- as you have probably been reminded dozens of times already-- is the end of the FEC's fiscal quarter. It's a big deal for candidates, as they are pressured to post winnin...

Primaries Are Essential For A Healthy Democratic Party

The DCCC raised $11.6 million last month, more than they ever raised in any February. Tragically, online donors gave nearly $3 million, at an average contribution of $18.

Most...

Only One Democrat Left In Congress Who’s Opposed To LGBTQ Equality

Equal Rights for "the Gays" used to be a contentious issue for Democrats. The DCCC and leadership know-it-alls used to quietly counsel Democrats representing-- or running in-- s...

Contest: Who is Your Favorite Progressive Champion?

This is your chance to win a signed print by this powerful, award-winning artist of some of the best progressive champions in the country.

Devin Nunes And Jim Costa Beware– We’re On The Road Again

The tweet above, (complete with a picture of the truck, THANKS RORY!) was sent by Rory Appleton, a political reporter for the Fresno Bee, the most-read newspaper in both Nunes' ...

Hey, YOU. Get Up and GOTV!

Blue America members voted last week to send $5,000 checks to Kara Eastman (NE), James Thompson (KS) and Kendra Fershee (WV), none of whom are front-runners and each of whom is ...

Help Blue America give away $15,000 to 3 candidates.

We are "making it rain" on 3 Blue America candidates -- of your choice! #Contest! Help decide who gets the BIG MONEY just in time to help their #GOTV efforts.

Progressive Candidates– Abandoned By The DCCC

In the last few days Randy Bryce debated Paul Ryan's cutout candidate to replace himself, corporate lawyer and job outsourcer Bryan Steil. Randy kicked his ass so badly that Ste...

Lying Frat Boy McDrunkface Confirmed. Now What?

Blue America slate of progressive female fighters aren’t just willing to go to battle on behalf of the vulnerable and the powerless, they are chomping at the bit to stare down these phony macho bullies once and for all. We need to have their backs.

Can A Progressive Win Over An R+11 District? Ammar Is A Special Case

Usually not worth the effort to try to flip an R+11 seat, but #CA50 has a criminal incumbent that's just been indicted and recent polling has this race even. We CAN do this!

Blue Wave– High Enough For West Virginia?

Conventional Beltway "wisdom" is that you need "GOP-lite" Democrats to win in traditionally "Red" states. The West Virginia model is proving the Villagers Wrong-- the People of WV's first district are 'woke' and want Kendra Fershèe, unabashed Progressive for Congress. Now she needs our help.

Endorsement Alert: Angie Nixon (Jacksonville)

Yesterday we talked briefly about Florida state Rep. Kimberly Daniels, one of the worst "Democrats" we've run across in many years. As I mentioned, Blue America has endorsed the...

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