Progressive Candidate Snapshots – Primary Date: May 8, 2018

Progressive Candidate Snapshots – Primary Date: May 8, 2018

Last updated November 8, 2018

Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia hold their primaries on May 8. 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.

Quick Scroll: INNCOH, WV

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!


Indiana – Primary: May 8, 2018

Indiana on Ballotpedia — Down-Ballot & More

1st CD – Larry Chubb (D-IN) – Facebook – Lost primary
— Campaign finance reform
— Single payer healthcare

1st CD – Peter Visclosky (D-IN) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary – WON election
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

2nd CD – Yatish Joshi (D-IN) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Medicare for All
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

2nd CD – Pat Hackett (D-IN) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Medicare for All

4th CD – Tobi Beck (D-IN) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary – LOST election
— Universal healthcare
— Campaign finance reform

4th CD – Roger Day (D-IN) – Facebook – Lost primary

4th CD – Darin Patrick Griesey (D-IN) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Universal healthcare

4th CD – Joe Mackey (D-IN) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Universal healthcare

4th CD – Jared Thomas (R-IN) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— 🐘 Republican
— Term limits
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

5th CD – Dion Douglas (D-IN) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Medicare for All

5th CD – Dee Thornton (D-IN) – FacebookTwitter – WON primary – LOST election
— Medicare for All

6th CD – George Holland (D-IN) – ? – Lost primary

6th CD – Jim Pruett (D-IN) – Twitter – Lost primary
— Universal healthcare

6th CD – Lane Siekman (D-IN) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Medicare for All
— Big money out of politics

7th CD – André Carson (D-IN) – Facebook – TwitterYoutubeWON primary – WON election
— Incumbent
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

7th CD – Sue Spicer (D-IN) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Big money out of politics
— Single payer healthcare

8th CD – William Tanoos (D-IN) – Facebook – TwitterYoutubeWON primary, unopposed – LOST election
— Big money out of politics
— Healthcare reform

9th CD – Dan Canon (D-IN) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Medicare for All
— Election reform

9th CD – Robert Chatlos (D-IN) – Facebook – TwitterLost primary
— Campaign finance reform
— Single payer healthcare

9th CD – Liz Watson (D-IN) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary – LOST election
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Campaign finance reform

Secretary of StateGeorge Wolfe (G-IN) – Facebook – Twitter – LOST election
— Single payer healthcare
— Election reform

Quick Scroll: INNCOH, WV


North Carolina – Primary: May 8, 2018

North Carolina on Ballotpedia — Down-Ballot & More

1st CD – G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeWON primary, unopposed – 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

2nd CD – Linda Coleman (D-NC) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary – LOST election
— Healthcare reform
— Election reform
— Endorsed by Barack Obama

2nd CD – Wendy May (D-NC) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

4th CD – David Price (D-NC) – FacebookTwitter – YoutubeWON primary, unopposed – WON election
— Incumbent
— Sponsor of H.R.3848 – We the People Democracy Reform Act of 2017
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

4th CD – Richard Watkins (D-NC) – Facebook – TwitterLost primary
— Medicare for All
— Endorsed by Brand New Congress

5th CD – Denise D. Adams (D-NC) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeWON primary – LOST election
— Single payer healthcare

5th CD – Jenny Marshall (D-NC) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United
— Endorsed by Brand New Congress

6th CD – Gerald Wong (D-NC) – Facebook – TwitterLost primary
— Universal healthcare
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

7th CD – Kyle Horton (D-NC) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary – LOST election
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Universal healthcare

9th CD – Christian Cano (D-NC) – Facebook – TwitterLost primary
— Campaign finance reform
— Single payer healthcare

9th CD – Dan McCready (D-NC) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary – LOST election
— Healthcare reform
— Big money out of politics
— Tribal sovereignty

10th CD – David Wilson Brown (D-NC) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary, unopposed – LOST election
— Single payer healthcare
— TYT Politics interview

11th CD – Scott Donaldson (D-NC) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Campaign finance reform
— Healthcare reform

11th CD – Philip Price (D-NC) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary – LOST election
— Medicare for All
— Campaign finance reform
— Supports the arts

11th CDSteve Woodsmall (D-NC) – Facebook – TwitterLost primary
— Big money out of politics

12th CD – Alma Adams (D-NC) – 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
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.3848 – We the People Democracy Reform Act of 2017

12th CD – Patrick Register (D-NC) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Campaign finance reform

State House, District 33Antoine Marshall (D-NC) – Facebook – TwitterLost primary
— Campaign finance reform

State House, District 74 – Terri LeGrand (D-NC) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary, unopposed – LOST election
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United
— Election reform

Quick Scroll: INNCOH, WV


Ohio – Primary: May 8, 2018

Ohio on Ballotpedia — Down-Ballot & More

1st CD – Sam Ronan (R-OH) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeLost primary
— 🐘 Republican
— Universal healthcare
— Big money out of politics

2nd CD – Janet Everhard (D-OH) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Healthcare reform
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

3rd CD – Joyce Beatty (D-OH) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeWON primary, unopposed – WON election
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

4th CD – Janet Garrett (D-OH) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary – LOST election
— Universal healthcare
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

5th CD – Michael Galbraith (D-OH) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary – LOST election
— Universal healthcare

5th CD – James Neu Jr. (D-OH) – FacebookLost primary
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

6th CD – Werner Lange (D-OH) – Twitter – Lost primary
— Single payer healthcare
— Campaign finance reform

6th CD – Shawna Roberts (D-OH) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary – LOST election
— Universal healthcare

7th CD – Patrick Pikus (D-OH) – Facebook Lost primary
— Takes no corporate PAC money

9th CD – Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) – Facebook – Twitter – Youtube – WON primary – WON election
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

10th CDTheresa Gasper (D-OH) – FacebookTwitterWON primary – LOST election
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Big money out of politics
— Election reform

10th CD – Robert Klepinger (D-OH) – Facebook – Lost primary
— Medicare for All

10th CD – Michael Milisits (D-OH) – Facebook – TwitterLost primary
— Single payer healthcare
— Campaign finance reform

11th CD – Marcia Fudge (D-OH) – 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

12th CD – Ed Albertson (D-OH) – FacebookTwitter – Lost primary
— Medicare for All
— Political reform

12th CD – Joe Manchik (G-OH) – Facebook – Twitter – LOST election
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Single payer healthcare

12th CD – John Russell (D-OH) – Lost primary
— Single payer healthcare

12th CD – Doug Wilson (D-OH) – Twitter – Lost primary
— Single payer healthcare

13th CD – Tim Ryan (D-OH) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeWON primary – WON election
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

14th CD – Betsy Rader (D-OH) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary, unopposed – LOST election
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Universal healthcare
— Big money out of politics
— Endorsed by Barack Obama

15th CD – Rob Jarvis (D-OH) – Twitter – Lost primary
— Single payer healthcare

15th CD – Rick Neal (D-OH) – FacebookTwitter – WON primary – LOST election
— Universal healthcare
— Big money out of politics

16th CD – Mark Dent (D-OH) – Twitter – Lost primary
— Medicare for All

16th CD – Aaron Godfrey (D-OH) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Medicare for All
— Animal rights

Governor – Constance Gadell-Newton (G-OH) – FacebookTwitter – LOST election
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Universal healthcare
Rebel HQ interview

Governor – Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost Democratic Primary
— Medicare for All
— Endorsed by National Nurses United

Lt. Gov – Brett Joseph (G-OH) – Twitter – LOST election
— Running mate with Constance Gadell-Newton

State Senate, District 19David Cox (G-OH) – Facebook – LOST election
— Single payer healthcare
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

State Representative, District 13 – Michael Skindell (D-OH) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary – WON election
— Single payer healthcare

State Representative, District 89 – Joe Helle (D-OH) – Twitter – WON primary, unopposed – LOST election
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

Ballot Initiative:
Create Bipartisan Redistrict

YES – 74.85%

Quick Scroll: INNCOH, WV


West Virginia (WV) – Primary: May 8, 2018

West Virginia on Ballotpedia — Down-Ballot & More

U.S. SenatePaula Jean Swearengin (D-WV) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost Democratic Primary
— No corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United
— The Humanist Report interview

1st Congressional District – Kendra Fershee (D-WV) – Facebook – Twitter – WON Democratic Primary – LOST election
— Universal healthcare
— Big money out of politics

3rd Congressional DistrictRichard Ojeda (D-WV) – Facebook – TwitterWON Democratic Primary – LOST election
— State Senator
— Healthcare reform
— Big money out of politics
— TYT Politics interview

State House, District 7Lissa Lucas (D-WV) – Facebook – Twitter – WON Democratic Primary, unopposed – LOST election
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Big money out of politics
— West Virginia Democratic Candidate Hauled from Legislative Hearing for Listing off Corporate Donors to Fossil Fuel-Friendly Lawmakers | The Intercept

State House, District 36James Elam (D-WV) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost Democratic Primary
— Universal healthcare
— Rebel HQ interview

Quick Scroll: INNCOH, WV


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