Vote in 2018

Progressive Candidate Snapshots – Primary Dates: August 2 and 7, 2018

Last updated June 29, 2018

Tennessee holds its primary election on August 2. Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington hold their primaries on August 7. 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 activities updated 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!


Tennessee – Primary: August 2, 2018

Tennessee on Ballotpedia — Down-Ballot & More

2nd CD – Marc Whitmire (I-TN) – Facebook – Twitter
— 🐘 Independent Republican
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Big money out of politics
— Medicare for All
— Endorsed by Brand New Congress

2nd CD – Joshua Williams (D-TN) – Facebook – Twitter
— Universal healthcare

3rd CD – Danielle Mitchell (D-TN) – Facebook – Twitter
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Healthcare reform
— Campaign finance reform
— Endorsed by Brand New Congress

4th CD – Mariah Phillips (D-TN) – Facebook – Twitter
— Medicare for All
— Protect public lands

4th CD – Steven Reynolds (D-TN) – FacebookTwitter
— Single payer healthcare

5th CD – Jim Cooper (D-TN) – Facebook – Twitter
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

6th CD – Lloyd Dunn (I-TN) – FacebookTwitter
— Single payer healthcare
— Big money out of politics
— Fund the arts

7th CD – Justin Kanew (D-TN) – Facebook – Twitter
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Big money out of politics

Give corporations tax credits after they create the jobs, not tax cuts.

~ Justin Kanew

9th CD – Steve Cohen (D-TN) – FacebookTwitter – Youtube
— Incumbent
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
— Animal welfare

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Kansas – Primary: August 7, 2018

Kansas on Ballotpedia — Down-Ballot & More

2nd CD – Paul Davis (D-KS) – FacebookTwitter
— Former state representative
— Big money out of politics

3rd CD – Tom Niermann (D-KS) – Facebook – Twitter
— Big money out of politics

3rd CD – Brent Welder (D-KS) – Facebook – Twitter
— No corporate PAC money
— Wrote DNC amendment to get big money out of politics
— Medicare for All
— The YoungTurks Rebel HQ
— Campaign video
— Endorsed by Our Revolution
— Endorsed by Brand New Congress
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats
— Endorsed by Congressional Progressive Caucus

4th CD – James Thompson (D-KS) – Facebook – Twitter – Youtube
— Medicare for All
— Campaign finance reform
— Endorsed by Brand New Congress
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats

State House, District 47George Hanna (D-KS) – FacebookTwitter
— Healthcare reform
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

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Michigan – Primary: August 7, 2018

Michigan on Ballotpedia — Down-Ballot & More

U.S. SenateMarcia Squier (G-MI) – Facebook

1st CD – Matt Morgan (D-MI) – Write-InFacebook – Twitter
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Campaign finance reform
— Universal healthcare
— Interlochen Public Radio interview
— Campaign video
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats
— Only Democrat in Michigan Race Will Have to Run as Write-In Candidate | Detroit Free Press

2nd CD – Rob Davidson (D-MI) – Facebook – Twitter – Youtube
— No corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
TYT Politics interview
— Work in Progress Radio interview
— Endorsed by Brand New Congress
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats

3rd CD – Cathy Albro (D-MI) – Facebook – Twitter
— Big money out of politics
— Universal healthcare

6th CD – David Benac (D-MI) – FacebookTwitter – Youtube
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Big money out of politics
— Single payer healthcare
— TYT Politics interview
— Endorsed by Brand New Congress
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats

6th CD – Rich Eichholz (D-MI) – Facebook – Twitter
— Universal healthcare
— Election reform
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

6th CD – Matt Longjohn (D-MI) – FacebookTwitter
— Healthcare is a right
— Big money out of politics

7th CD – Steven Friday (D-MI) – Facebook
— Medicare for All
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

8th CD – Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) – Facebook – Twitter
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Campaign finance reform
— Healthcare reform

8th CD – Chris Smith (D-MI) – Facebook – Twitter
— Medicare for All
— Election reform

9th CD – Ellen Lipton (D-MI) – FacebookTwitter
— Medicare for All
— Campaign finance reform

9th CD – Andy Levin (D-MI) – FacebookTwitter
— Universal healthcare
— Election reform
— Endorsed by Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Endorsed by National Nurses United

11th CD – Cooper Nye (I-MI) – FacebookTwitter
— American Anti-Corruption Act
— Stop crony capitalism

11th CD – Fayrouz Saad (D-MI) – FacebookTwitter
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Uncomfortable with Amna Nawaz interview
— Campaign video
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats

12th CD – Debbie Dingell (D-MI) – Facebook – TwitterYoutube
— Incumbent
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

12th CDSteve Young (G-MI) – Facebook

13th CD – Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) – Facebook – Twitter
— Former state representative
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— End corporate welfare
— Medicare for All
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats

14th CD – Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) – FacebookTwitter
— Incumbent
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

GovernorAbdulrahman Mohamed El-Sayed (D-MI) – Facebook – Twitter
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Big money out of politics
— Single payer healthcare
— TYT Interviews
— Endorsed by Our Revolution
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats

Governor – Jennifer Kurland (G-MI) – FacebookTwitter
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Single payer healthcare

State Senate, District 19Jason Noble (D-MI) – Facebook – Twitter
— Big money out of politics
— Healthcare reform

State Senate, District 28 – Ryan Jeanette (D-MI) – Facebook
— Medicare for All
— Constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United

State Senate, District 33 – Mark Bignell (D-MI) – Facebook – Twitter
— Single Payer healthcare
— Anti-corruption contract
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

State House, District 49 – LaShaya Darisaw (D-MI) – Facebook – Twitter
— Medicare for All
TYT Politics interview

Ballot Initiative:
End Partisan Gerrymandering in Michigan

Naturally… Conservative Group Moves to Block Michigan Gerrymandering Reform | Huffington Post

Count MI Vote
Voters Not Politicians
TYT Politics Report

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Missouri – Primary: August 7, 2018

Missouri on Ballotpedia — Down-Ballot & More

U.S. SenateAngelica Earl (D-MO) – Facebook – Twitter – Youtube
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United
— Universal healthcare

U.S. Senate – Travis Gonzalez (D-MO)
— Universal healthcare
— Campaign finance reform

1st CD – Cori Bush (D-MO) – Facebook – Twitter
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Big money out of politics
— Medicare for All
— TYT Politics Interview
— Endorsed by Brand New Congress
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats

1st CD – William Lacy Clay (D-MO) – Facebook
— Incumbent
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

1st CD – Demarco Davidson (D-MO) – Facebook – Twitter
— Medicare for All
— Campaign finance reform
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

2nd CD – Robert Hazel (D-MO) – Facebook
— Race reparations
— Medicare for All

2nd CD – John Messmer (D-MO) – Facebook – TwitterYoutube
— Universal healthcare
— Big money out of politics

2nd CD – Mark Osmack (D-MO) – Facebook – Twitter – Youtube
— Medicare for All
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

2nd CD – Cort VanOstran (D-MO) – Facebook – Twitter
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Campaign finance reform

3rd CD – Katy Geppert (D-MO) – Facebook – Twitter
— Universal healthcare

We must rebuild our economy from the bottom up. I am in favor of raising the minimum wage to $15/hr and ensuring all employees can be represented by a union.

~ Katy Geppert

4th CD – Renee Hoagenson (D-MO) – Facebook – Twitter
— Campaign finance reform
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United
— Medicare for All

5th CD – Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) – FacebookTwitter – Youtube
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

5th CD – Maurice Copeland (G-MO) – Facebook

6th CD – Winston Apple (D-MO) – FacebookTwitter
— Medicare for All
— Abolish Electoral College
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

6th CD – Henry Martin (D-MO) – Twitter
— Campaign finance reform
— Single payer healthcare

7th CD – John Farmer de la Torre (D-MO) – Facebook – Twitter
— Medicare for All
— Campaign finance reform

7th CD – Vince Jennings (D-MO) – Facebook
— No corporate PAC money
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United
Act.TV interview

8th CD – Kathy Ellis (D-MO) Twitter
— Single payer healthcare
— Supports arts and humanities

State House, District 107Curtis Wylde (D-MO) – Facebook – Twitter
— Big money out of politics
— Universal healthcare

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Washington – Primary: August 7, 2018

Washington on Ballotpedia — Down-Ballot & More

U.S. SenateMaria Cantwell D-WA) – Facebook – TwitterYoutube
— Incumbent
— Her campaign refuses corporate PAC donations

U.S. SenateJennifer “Gigi” Ferguson (I-WA) – FacebookTwitter
— Single payer healthcare
— Campaign finance reform

U.S. Senate – Dave Strider (I-WA) – Facebook – Twitter
— Single payer healthcare
— Election reform

U.S. SenateClint Tannehill (D-WA) – Facebook – Twitter
— Medicare for All

3rd CD – Dorothy Gasque (D-WA) – Facebook – Twitter
— Medicare for All
— Big money out of politics
— American Anti-Corruption Act
— Jimmy Dore interview
— Endorsed by Our Revolution
— Endorsed by Brand New Congress
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats

3rd CD – Carolyn Long (D-WA) – FacebookTwitter
— Universal healthcare
— Campaign finance reform

3rd CD – David McDevitt (D-WA) – Facebook – Twitter
— Single payer healthcare
— Campaign finance reform

4th CD – Christine Brown (D-WA) – FacebookTwitter – Youtube
— Medicare for All

5th CD – Lisa Brown (D-WA) – Facebook – Twitter
— Universal healthcare
— Campaign finance reform
— Endorsed by Congressional Progressive Caucus

7th CD – Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) – Twitter
— Incumbent
— Champion of campaign finance reform
— First Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
— Member of the NO PAC Caucus
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats
— Endorsed by National Nurses United

8th CD – Kim Schrier (D-WA) – Facebook – Twitter
— Campaign finance reform
— Healthcare reform

9th CD – Adam Smith (D-WA) – Facebook – Twitter – Youtube
— Incumbent
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

9th CD – Sarah Smith (D-WA) – FacebookTwitter
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Big money out of politics
— Medicare for All
— The Humanist Report interview
— An Intimate Interview with Progressive Candidate Sarah Smith (WA, 9th) | JoAnnChateau.com
— Endorsed by Brand New Congress
— Endorsed by Our Revolution
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats

10th CD – Tambourine Borelli (D-WA) – Facebook – Twitter
— Big money out of politics
— Constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United
— Single payer healthcare
— Peace driven foreign policy

State Senate, District 6Jessa Lewis (D-WA) – FacebookTwitter
— Healthcare reform
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

State House, District 19Erin Frasier (D-WA) – Facebook
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

State House, District 40Alex Ramel (D-WA) – FacebookTwitter
— Universal healthcare
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

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