2018 may be "the year of the woman" but the Gender Identity politics had nothing to do with our decision to endorse these two from Michigan. Both have earned their progressive bona fides in their state houses, and are more than qualified to fight for families in Congress.
Ellen is part of the progressive grassroots energy that is sweeping the country and she's the kind of leader who won't be satisfied sitting on the backbench taking orders from the party's sclerotic, calcified leadership. Pelosi's, Hoyer's and their team's days are numbered. The congressional Democrats desperately need seasoned, bold leaders like Ellen Lipton to help the party snap out of it before it's too late.