Progressive Candidate Snapshots – Primary Date: May 15, 2018

Progressive Candidate Snapshots – Primary Date: May 15, 2018

Last updated November 8, 2018

Idaho, Nebraska, Oregon, and Pennsylvania hold their primaries on May 15. Get a quick snapshot of the progressive candidates running for national office in these state primaries. They all take a strong stand on one or both of the following two priorities:

  • Big money out of politics
  • Universal healthcare

Follow the links to see a candidate’s full platform on their website and/or their latest activity updates on social media.

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Visit the hub page — “2018 Progressive Candidates: A Nationwide List” — to learn how this list was created and to find links to other left-leaning voter information, as well as general voter resources.

Election results are recorded as they become available. Follow your favorite progressive candidates right through to the Mid-Term General Election.

Happy voting!


Idaho – Primary: May 15, 2018

Idaho on Ballotpedia — Down-Ballot & More

1st CD – Michael W. Smith (D-ID) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost Democratic Primary
— Single payer healthcare
— Big money out of politics

GovernorPaulette Jordan (D-ID) – Facebook – TwitterWON Democratic Primary – LOST election
— Healthcare is a right
— Protect public lands
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

Quick Scroll: IDNEOR, PA


Nebraska – Primary: May 15, 2018

Nebraska on Ballotpedia — Down-Ballot & More

2nd CD – Kara Eastman (D-NE) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary – LOST election
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United
— Medicare for All
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats
— Endorsed by Barack Obama

3rd CD – Paul Theobald (D-NE) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary, unopposed – LOST election
— Medicare for All

GovernorVanessa Ward (D-NE) – Facebook – Lost primary
The Young Turks interview

Quick Scroll: IDNEOR, PA


Oregon – Primary: May 15, 2018

Oregon on Ballotpedia — Down-Ballot & More

1st CD – Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeWON primary – WON election
— Incumbent
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
— Campaign finance reform

2nd CD – Michael Byrne (D-OR) – Facebook – Lost primary
— Campaign finance reform
— Medicare for All

2nd CD – Jim Crary (D-OR) – Facebook– Lost primary
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United
— Medicare for All

2nd CD – Jamie McLeod-Skinner (D-OR) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary – LOST election
— 28th Amendment to reverse Citizens United
— Universal healthcare

3rd CD – Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) – Facebook – Twitter – Youtube – WON primary – WON election
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.3848 – We the People Democracy Reform Act of 2017

3rd CD – Marc Koller (I-OR) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary – LOST election
— Independent Party of Oregon
— Medicare for All
— Campaign finance reform
— Climate action

3rd CD – Ben Lavine (D-OR) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Big money out of politics

4th CDMike Beilstein (G-OR) – Facebook – LOST election
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Single payer healthcare
— Climate action

4th CD – Peter DeFazio (D-OR) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeWON primary – WON election
— Incumbent
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
— Campaign finance reform

State Senate, District 3Jeff Golden (D-OR) – FacebookTwitterWON primary – WON election
— Single payer healthcare
— Climate action

State Senate, District 19Rob Wagner (D-OR) – Facebook – WON primary, unopposed – WON election
— Incumbent
— Medicare for All
— Climate action

State Senate, District 20Charles Gallia (D-OR) – FacebookWON primary – LOST election
— Universal healthcare
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

Quick Scroll: IDNEOR, PA


Pennsylvania- Primary: May 15, 2018

 

Pennsylvania on Ballotpedia — Down-Ballot & More

Note: PA Districts have changed since the last election

U.S. SenateNeal Gale (G-PA) – FacebookTwitter – LOST election
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Big money out of politics
— Medicare for All

1st CD – Steve Bacher (D-PA) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Medicare for All
— Campaign finance reform

1st CD – Scott Wallace (D-PA) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary – LOST election
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Big money out of politics
— Climate action
— Endorsed by Barack Obama

2nd CD – Brendan Boyle (D-PA) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeWON primary – WON election
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

3rd CD – Dwight Evans (D-PA) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary – WON election
— Incumbent
— Currently, U.S. representative of 2nd CD
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

5th CD – Larry Arata (D-PA) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Big money out of politics

5th CD – Molly Sheehan (D-PA) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Single payer healthcare
— Campaign finance reform
— TYT Politics interview

6th CD – Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary, unopposed – WON election
— Healthcare reform
— Big money out of politics
— Climate action
— Endorsed by Barack Obama

7th CD – Greg Edwards (D-PA) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Campaign finance reform
— Climate action
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

7th CD – Susan Wild (D-PA) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary – WON election
— Campaign finance reform
— Single payer healthcare
— Endorsed by Barack Obama

8th CD – Matt Cartwright (D-PA) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeWON primary, unopposed – WON election
— Incumbent, 17th CD
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
— Endorsed by Barack Obama

9th CD – Laura Quick (D-PA) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Universal healthcare

10th CD – Eric Ding (D-PA) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Medicare for All

10th CD – George Scott (D-PA) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeWON primary – LOST election
— Healthcare reform
— Election reform

11th CD – Jess King (D-PA) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary, unopposed – LOST election
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Big money out of politics
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

12th CD – Marc Friedenberg (D-PA) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary – LOST election
— Medicare for All

14th CD – Tom Prigg (D-PA) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Big money out of politics
— Universal healthcare

14th CD – Robert Soloman (D-PA) – Facebook – Lost primary
— Medicare for All
— Campaign finance reform

15th CDSusan Boser (D-PA) – FacebookTwitterWON primary – LOST election
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Climate action

15th CD – Wade Jodun (D-PA) – Facebook – Twitter – Youtube – Lost primary
— Single payer healthcare
— Big money out of politics

16th CD – Chris Rieger (D-PA) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Medicare for All
— Big money out of politics

18th CD – Michael Doyle (D-PA) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeWON primary – WON election
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

Lt. GovernorJohn Fetterman (D-PA) – FacebookTwitter – WON primary – WON election
— Running mate of Tom Wolf
— Mayor of Braddock
— Close inequality gap
— Endorsed by Sen. Bernie Sanders
Rebel HQ interview

State Senate, District 16Mark Pinsley (D-PA) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary, unopposed – LOST election
— Medicare for All
— Anti-Corruption Act
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

State House, District 21Sara Innamorato (D-PA) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary – WON election
— Democratic Socialist
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Campaign finance reform
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

State House, District 30 – Kareem Kandil (D-PA) – Facebook – Lost primary
— Medicare for All
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

State House, District 34Summer Lee (D-PA) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary – WON election
— Democratic Socialist
— Medicare for All
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

State House, District 168 – Kristin Seale (D-PA) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary – LOST election
— Democratic Socialist
— Single payer healthcare
— Endorsed by Barack Obama

State House, District 184 – Elizabeth Fiedler (D-PA) – FacebookTwitter – YoutubeWON primary – WON election
— Democratic Socialist
— Medicare for All
— Big money out of politics
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

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