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

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

Last updated November 16, 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 – LOST election
— 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 – LOST election
— Universal healthcare

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

State Senate, District 35 – Maureen Skinner (D-AR) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary, unopposed – LOST election
— 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 – LOST election
— 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 – WON election
— 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 – WON election
— 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 – WON election
— 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 – LOST election
— 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

8th CD Jimmy Cooper (G-GA) – FacebookTwitter – LOST election
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Climate action
— Campaign and election reform

9th CD – Josh McCall (D-GA) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary – LOST election
— 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 – LOST election
— Healthcare reform
— Endorsed by Our Revolution
— Endorsed by Barack Obama

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

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

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

State House, District 111El-Mahdin Holly (D-GA) – FacebookTwitterWON primary – WON election
— 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 – LOST election
— 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 – LOST election
— 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 – LOST election
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United
— Single payer healthcare
— Election reform

3rd CD – John Yarmuth (D-KY) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary, unopposed – WON election
— 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 – LOST election
— 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 – LOST election
— 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 – WON election
— 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 – WON election
— 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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