Progressive Candidate Snapshots – Primary Dates: September & November

Progressive Candidate Snapshots – Primary Dates: September & November

Last updated November 11, 2018

DelawareMassachusettsNew Hampshire, New York (state offices), and Rhode Island hold their primaries in September. Louisiana holds its primary on November 6. 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!


Massachusetts – Primary: September 4, 2018

Massachusetts on Ballotpedia — Down-Ballot & More

U.S. SenateElizabeth Warren (D-MA) – Facebook – Twitter – Youtube – WON primary – WON election
— Incumbent
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Sponsor of S.3357 – American Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act
— Co-Sponsor of S.1804 – Medicare for All Act of 2017
— Campaign finance reform
I’m Co-Sponsoring Bernie’s Medicare for All Bill | ElizabethWarren.com

1st CDTahirah Amatul-Wadud (D-MA) – FacebookTwitterYoutube – Lost primary
— Medicare for All
— Climate action
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

2nd CD – Jim McGovern (D-MA) – Facebook – Twitter – Youtube – WON primary – WON election
— Incumbent
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

3rd CD – Jeff Ballinger (D-MA) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

3rd CD – Alexandra Chandler (D-MA) – Facebook – TwitterYoutube – Lost primary
— Medicare for All
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

3rd CD – Beej Das (D-MA) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Single payer healthcare
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United
— Climate action

3rd CD – Rufus Gifford (D-MA) – Facebook – Twitter – Youtube – Lost primary
— Single payer healthcare
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United
— Climate action

3rd CD – Dan Koh (D-MA) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Universal healthcare
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United
— Climate action

3rd CD – Barbara L’Italien (D-MA) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Big money out of politics
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United
— Single payer healthcare
— Climate action
Rebel HQ interview

3rd CD – Juana Matias (D-MA) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Single payer healthcare
— Climate action
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats

3rd CD – Lori Trahan (D-MA) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary – WON election
— Healthcare reform
— Big money out of politics
— Climate action

4th CD – Gary Rucinski (D-MA) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Medicare for All
— Climate action

5th CD – Katherine Clark (D-MA) – Facebook – Twitter – Youtube – WON 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
— Campaign finance reform

7th CD – Mike Capuano (D-MA) – Facebook – TwitterYoutube – Lost primary
— Incumbent
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

7th CD – Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary – WON election
— Boston city councilor
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats

8th CD – Brianna Wu (D-MA) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Single payer healthcare
— Climate action
— Universal basic income

9th CD – Bill Cimbrelo (D-MA) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Healthcare is a right
— Rebel HQ interview

Gov – Jay Gonzalez (D-MA) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary – LOST election
— Single payer healthcare
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United
— Campaign finance reform
— Climate action

Gov – Bob Massie (D-MA) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary – LOST election
— Medicare for All
— Big money out of politics
— Climate action
— Food justice
— Supports the arts
— Endorsed by Our Revolution
— Endorsed by Barack Obama

Lt. Gov – Quentin Palfrey (D-MA) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary – LOST election
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Universal healthcare
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United
— Climate action
— Endorsed by Barack Obama

State House, District 14th Middlesex District – Benjamin Bloomenthal (D-MA) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost Primary
— Single payer healthcare

State House, 14th Middlesex District – Tami Gouveia (D-MA) – FacebookTwitter – WON primary – WON election
— Medicare for All
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

State House, 15th Suffolk District – Nika Elugardo (D-MA) – FacebookTwitter – WON primary – WON election 
— Medicare for All
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

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Delaware – Primary: September 6, 2018

Delaware on Ballotpedia — Down-Ballot & More

U.S. SenateKerri Evelyn Harris (D DE) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Big money out of politics
— Abolish ICE
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

At Large CD – Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary – WON election
— Incumbent
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

State House, District 36Donald Allan (D-DE) – FacebookTwitter – WON primary – LOST election
— Single payer healthcare
— Climate action
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

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New Hampshire- Primary: September 11, 2018

New Hampshire on Ballotpedia — Down-Ballot & More

1st CD – Deaglan McEachern (D-NH) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Single payer healthcare
— Climate action

1st CD – Mindi Messmer (D-NH) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Single payer healthcare
— Endorsed by Brand New Congress

1st CD – Levi Sanders (D-NH) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Son of Bernie Sanders
— Medicare for All
— Big money out of money
— Rebel HQ interview

1st CD – Lincoln Soldati (D-NH) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Medicare for All
— Climate action

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Rhode Island – Primary: September 12, 2018

Rhode Island on Ballotpedia — Down-Ballot & More

U.S. Senate – Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) – Facebook – TwitterYoutube – WON primary – WON election
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of S.1804 – Medicare for All Act of 2017
— Climate action

1st CD – David Cicilline (D-RI) – Facebook – TwitterYoutube – WON primary – WON election
— Incumbent
— Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

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

GovernorMatt Brown (D-RI) – FacebookTwitter – Lost primary
— Former secretary of state
— Co-founded Global Zero – “A world Without Nuclear Weapons”
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats
— Endorsed by Our Revolution
TYT interview

Lt. Governor – Aaron Regunberg (D-RI) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats
— Endorsed by Our Revolution
Rebel HQ interview

State Senate, District 5Sam Bell (D-RI) – FacebookTwitter – WON primary – WON election
— Universal Healthcare
— Anti-corruption
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

State Senate, District 30Jeanine Calkin (D-RI) – FacebookTwitter – Lost primary
— Single payer healthcare
— Anti-corruption
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

State House, District 5 – Marcia Ranglin-Vassell (D-RI) – FacebookTwitter – WON primary – WON election
— Incumbent
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

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New York – Primary: September 13, 2018

This is the state-level primary. New York held its primary for national offices on June 26th.

New York on Ballotpedia — Down-Ballot & More

GovernorHowie Hawkins (G-NY) – FacebookTwitter – LOST election
— Universal healthcare
— End public corruption
— Campaign finance reform

Governor – Cynthia Nixon (D-NY) – Facebook – TwitterYoutube – Lost primary
— Big money out of politics
— The Young Turks report
Secular Talk report
— Endorsed by Our Revolution
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats

Lt. GovernorJia Lee (G-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – LOST election
— Running mate of Howie Hawkins
— Universal healthcare
— Anti-corruption

Lt. GovernorJumaane Williams (D-NY) – FacebookTwitterYoutube – Lost primary
— Climate action
— Universal healthcare
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

Attorney General Zephyr Teachout (D-NY) – FacebookTwitterYoutube – Lost primary
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Anti-corruption
TYT Interviews
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

The most important choice facing New York voters this fall is whom they will pick as their next state attorney general. The office could be the last line of defense against an antidemocratic president, a federal government indifferent to environmental and consumer protection and a state government in which ethics can seem a mere inconvenience… the best candidate is Zephyr Teachout, an independent-minded lawyer unusually well prepared to curb abuses of power and restore integrity and pride to this office…

~ The Editorial Board

READ MORE: Zephyr Teachout Is the Right Choice as Attorney General for Democrats | The New York Times

State Senate, District 13Jessica Ramos (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary – WON election
— Single payer healthcare
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

State Senate, District 17Blake Morris (D-RI) – FacebookTwitter – Lost primary
— Single payer healthcare
— Anti-corruption
— Climate action
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

State Senate, District 18Julia Salazar (D-NY) – FacebookTwitter – WON primary – WON election
— Democratic socialist
— Single payer healthcare
— Anti-corruption
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

State Senate, District 20Zellnor Myrie (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary – WON election
— Universal healthcare
— Climate action
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

State Senate, District 22Ross Barkan (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Medicare for All
— Climate action

State Senate, District 23Jasmine Robinson (D-NY) – FacebookTwitter – Lost primary
— Single payer healthcare
— Climate action
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

State Senate, District 31Robert Jackson (D-NY) – Facebook – TwitterYoutube – WON primary – WON election
— Single payer healthcare
— Election reform

State Senate, District 34Alessandra Biaggi (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary – WON election
— Single payer healthcare
— Campaign finance reform
— Climate action
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

State Senate, District 53Rachel May (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary – WON election
— Universal healthcare
— Campaign finance reform
— Endorsed by Our Revolution
— Endorsed by Barack Obama

State Assembly, District 64Adam Baumel (D-NY) – FacebookTwitter – WON primary, unopposed – LOST election
— Single payer healthcare
— Campaign finance reform

State Assembly, District 74Harvey Epstein (D-NY) – FacebookTwitter – WON April 24 special election – WON election
— Incumbent
— Single payer healthcare
— Climate action
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

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Louisiana – All-Comers Primary & Election: November 6, 2018

Louisiana on Ballotpedia — Down-Ballot & More

1st CDJim Francis (D-LA) – FacebookTwitterYoutube – LOST election
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Campaign finance reform

3rd CD – Rob Anderson (D-LA) – Facebook – Twitter – LOST election
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Campaign finance reform
— Medicare for All

3rd CD Mimi Methvin (D-LA) – Twitter – LOST election
— Former judge
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Big money out of politics
— Climate action
— Universal healthcare

We should ban all campaign donations to Congress from lobbyists. Lobbyists should succeed through good arguments, not bribery. I will support campaign finance limits so that average citizens can have a voice in elections.

Finally, I’ll support a constitutional amendment to end the corrupting effect of the Citizens United decision, in which the Supreme Court held that corporations are people and money is free speech. It was wrong to use the constitution to strengthen corporate power, and it has proven dangerous to democracy. Corporations are not people. Profit is their bottom line, not the common good.

~ Mimi Methvin

4th CDRyan Trundle (D-LA) – FacebookTwitter – LOST election
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Single payer healthcare
— Campaign finance reform

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