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May 15th State Primaries: Idaho, Nebraska, Oregon & Pennsylvania

Heads up! Four states are holding their 2018 Primary Election today: Idaho, Nebraska, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. According to 2018 Progressive Candidates — a Nationwide List, it’s the “big day” for the following progressive candidates:

Idaho Progressives

1st Congressional District – Michael W. Smith (D-ID) – Twitter

America should be second to none in environmental protections. Policy and trade goals should not sacrifice our planet for competition.

Michael W. Smith

1st Congressional District – James Vandermaas (D-ID) – Facebook
— Supports the protection of public lands

Governor – Paulette Jordan (D-ID) – Facebook

Nebraska Progressives

2nd Congressional District – Kara Eastman (D-NE) – Facebook
— Her campaign refuses corporate PAC donations
— Took the American Promise Candidate Pledge
— Stands up for Single Payer Healthcare

3rd Congressional District – Paul Theobald (D-NE) – Facebook

Governor – Vanessa Ward (D-NE) – Facebook
— Her campaign refuses corporate PAC donations

Oregon Progressives

1st Congressional District – Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) – Twitter
— Incumbent
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
— Champion of campaign finance reform

2nd Congressional District – Michael Byrne (D-OR) – Facebook

2nd Congressional District – Jim Crary (D-OR) – Facebook
— Took the American Promise Candidate Pledge

2nd Congressional District – Jamie McLeod-Skinner (D-OR) – Twitter
— Took the American Promise Candidate Pledge

3rd Congressional District – Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) – Twitter
— 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

3rd Congressional District – Eric Hafner (D-OR) – Twitter

3rd Congressional District – Marc Koller (I-OR) – Facebook

3rd Congressional District – Ben Lavine (D-OR) – Facebook
— Took the American Promise Candidate Pledge

State Senate, District 3 – Athena Goldberg (D-OR) – Facebook

State Senate, District 3 – Jeff Golden (D-OR) – Facebook

Shifting away from dirty fossil fuels to a clean economy isn’t just a moral imperative; it is one of the greatest opportunities to create family-wage jobs in our lifetime.

Jeff Golden

4th Congressional District – Peter DeFazio (D-OR) – Twitter
— Incumbent
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
— Champion of campaign finance reform

State Senate, District 19 – Rob Wagner (D-OR) – Facebook

Pennsylvania Progressives

Note: PA Districts have changed since the last election

1st Congressional District – Steve Bacher (D-PA) – Twitter
— TYT Politics interview

1st Congressional District – Scott Wallace (D-PA) – Twitter
— His campaign refuses corporate PAC donations

2nd Congressional District – Brendan Boyle (D-PA) – Twitter
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

3rd Congressional District – Dwight Evans (D-PA) – Twitter
— Incumbent, currently serving the 2nd Congressional District
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

4th Congressional District – Joe Hoeffel (D-PA) – Twitter

5th Congressional District – Larry Arata (D-PA) – Facebook

5th Congressional District – Molly Sheehan (D-PA) – Twitter
— TYT Politics interview

5th Congressional District – Theresa Wright (D-PA) – Twitter
— Took the American Promise Candidate Pledge

6th Congressional District – Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) – Facebook
— Champion of campaign finance reform

7th Congressional District – David Clark (D-PA) – ?

7th Congressional District – Greg Edwards (D-PA) – Facebook
— His campaign refuses corporate PAC donations
— Stands up for Single Payer Healthcare
— The Young Turks interview

7th Congressional District – Susan Wild (D-PA) – Twitter

8th Congressional District – Matt Cartwright (D-PA) – Twitter
— Incumbent, currently serving the 17th Congressional District
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
— Champion of campaign finance reform

9th Congressional District – Laura Quick (D-PA) – Facebook

10th Congressional District – Eric Ding (D-PA) – Twitter

10th Congressional District – George Scott (D-PA) – Facebook

11th Congressional District – Jess King (D-PA) – Twitter
— Her campaign refuses corporate PAC donations
— Stands up for Single Payer Healthcare
— TYT Politics interview

12th Congressional District – Marc Friedenberg (D-PA) – Twitter
— Took the American Promise Candidate Pledge

14th Congressional District – Tom Prigg (D-PA) – Facebook
— Took the American Promise Candidate Pledge

14th Congressional District – Robert Soloman (D-PA) – Twitter

15th Congressional District – Wade Jodun (D-PA) – Twitter

15th Congressional District – Bill Leiner (D-PA) – Twitter
— Took the American Promise Candidate Pledge

16th Congressional District – Chris Rieger (D-PA) – Twitter

18th Congressional District – Michael Doyle (D-PA) – Twitter
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

18th Congressional District – Bob Solomon (D-PA)
— TYT Politics interview

State Senate, District 16 – Mark Pinsley (D-PA) – Twitter

State Representative, District 21 – Sara Innamorato (D-PA) – Facebook

State Representative, District 30 – Kareem Kandil (D-PA) – Twitter

State Representative, District 34 – Summer Lee (D-PA) – Facebook


Vote or Be Square!

About the author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.

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