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Progressive Candidate Snapshots – Primary Dates: May 22 and June 19, 2018

Last updated October 18, 2018

Arkansas, Georgia, and Kentucky hold their primaries on May 22. The District of Columbia holds its primary on June 19. Get a quick snapshot of the progressive candidates running for national office in these states. They all take a strong stand on one or both of the following two priorities:

  • Big money out of politics
  • Universal healthcare

Click on the provided links to visit a candidate’s website for his or her full platform or to follow a candidate’s latest activities on social media.

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Visit the hub page — “2018 Progressive Candidates: A Nationwide List” — to learn how this list was developed 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!


Arkansas – Primary: May 22, 2018

Arkansas on Ballotpedia — Down-Ballot & More

1st CD – Chintan Desai (D-AR) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary, unopposed
— Universal healthcare
— Campaign finance reform

2nd CD – Jonathan Dunkley (D-AR) – Facebook – TwitterLost primary
— Medicare for All

2nd CD – Paul Spencer (D-AR) – Facebook – Twitter – Youtube – Lost primary
— Medicare for All
— Postal banking
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

3rd CD – Joshua Mahony (D-AR) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary, unopposed
— Universal healthcare

3rd CD – Robb Ryerse (R-AR) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— 🐘 Eisenhower Republican
— Medicare for All
— Anti-corruption
— Endorsed by Brand New Congress

4th CD – Lee McQueen (I-AR) – Facebook – TwitterYoutube
— Single payer healthcare
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

“Rugged individualism” is not even a guiding concept for our military troops who value teamwork over self-glory. We as a society would benefit from a higher value given to the common sense concept of community.

~ Lee McQueen

State Senate, District 35 – Maureen Skinner (D-AR) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary, unopposed
— Campaign finance reform
— Universal healthcare
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

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Georgia – Primary: May 22, 2018

Georgia on Ballotpedia — Down-Ballot & More

1st CD – Lisa Ring (D-GA) – Facebook – TwitterYoutubeWON primary
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Big money out of politics
— Endorsed by Our Revolution
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats

2nd CD – Sanford Bishop (D-GA) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeWON primary, unopposed
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

3rd CD – Rusty Oliver (D-GA) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Medicare for All

3rd CD – Philip Singleton (R-GA) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— 🐘 Republican
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

4th CD – Hank Johnson (D-GA) – Facebook – TwitterYoutubeWON primary
— Incumbent
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

5th CD – John Lewis (D-GA) – FacebookTwitter – YoutubeWON primary, unopposed
— Incumbent
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

6th Congressional District – Carlton Heston (I-GA) – Facebook – Twitter
— Campaign finance reform

7th CD – Kathleen Allen (D-GA) – Facebook – Youtube – Lost primary
— Single payer healthcare
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

7th CD – Steve Reilly (D-GA) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Big money out of politics

9th CD – Josh McCall (D-GA) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Single payer healthcare
— Anti-corruption
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

10th CD – Chalis Montgomery (D-GA) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Medicare for All
— Comprehensive jobs plan

10th CD – Richard Dien Winfield (D-GA) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Medicare for All
— Campaign finance reform
— Single payer legal care insurance

We need to complete the unfinished business of the Civil Rights Movement.

~ Richard Dien Winfield

12th CD – Trent Nesmith (D-GA) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United
— Medicare for All
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

GovernorStacey Abrams (D-GA) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeWON primary
— Healthcare reform
— Endorsed by Our Revolution
— Endorsed by Barack Obama

State Senate, District 5 – Sheikh Rahman (D-GA) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary
— Medicare for All
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

State Senate, District 47Dawn Johnson (D-GA) – FacebookTwitterWON primary, unopposed
— Healthcare reform
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

State House, District 107Shelly Hutchinson (D-GA) – FacebookTwitterWON primary
— Election reform
— Endorsed by Our Revolution
— Endorsed by Barack Obama

State House, District 111El-Mahdin Holly (D-GA) – FacebookTwitterWON primary
— Healthcare is a right
— End gerrymandering
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

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Kentucky – Primary: May 22, 2018

Kentucky on Ballotpedia — Down-Ballot & More

1st CD – Paul Walker (D-KY) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary
— Single payer healthcare
Rebel HQ interview
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

2nd CD – Hank Linderman (D-KY) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary
— Healthcare reform
— Fund the arts

2nd CD – Rane Sessions (D-KY) – Facebook – Lost primary
— Healthcare reform

2nd CD – Grant Short (D-KY) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United
— Medicare for All

3rd CD – Rich Stevenson – (G-KY) – Facebook – Twitter
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United
— Single payer healthcare
— Election reform

3rd CD – John Yarmuth (D-KY) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary, unopposed
— Incumbent
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

4th CD – Seth Hall (D-KY) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary
— Healthcare is a right
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

4th CD – Christina Lord (D-KY) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

5th CD – Scott Sykes (D-KY) – Twitter – Lost primary
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All

6th CD – Jim Gray (D-KY) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Healthcare reform
— Big money out of politics

6th CD – Amy McGrath (D-KY) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeWON primary
— Universal healthcare
— Big money out of politics
— Rebel HQ interview

6th CD – Geoff Young (D-KY) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United
— Anti-war

State Rep, District 31 Josie Raymond (D-KY) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary, unopposed
— Universal healthcare

State Rep, District 35Richard Becker (D-KY) – Twitter – Lost primary
— Universal healthcare
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

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District of Columbia – Primary: June 19, 2018

District of Columbia on US Elections — Down-Ballot & More

At Large Congressional Delegate – Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) – Facebook – TwitterYoutube – WON primary
— Incumbent
— Non-voting member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

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