Political Revolution

Progressive Primary Results for May 22, 2018

We the people of the United States
Written by JoAnn Chateau

On Tuesday, Arkansas, Georgia, and Kentucky held their state primaries. Texas held its primary runoff election. There were 20 progressive wins!

See the results below.

Arkansas (AR) Primary Results

1st Congressional District – Chintan Desai (D-AR) – Facebook – WON Democratic Primary, unopposed

2nd Congressional District – Jonathan Dunkley (D-AR) – Facebook – Lost Democratic Primary

2nd Congressional District – Paul Spencer (D-AR) – Twitter – Lost Democratic Primary
— Took the The American Promise Candidate Pledge
— TYT Politics interview

3rd Congressional District – Joshua Mahony (D-AR) – Twitter – WON Democratic Primary, unopposed

3rd Congressional District – Robb Ryerse (R-AR) – Twitter – Lost Republican Primary
— 🐘 Eisenhower Republican
— His campaign refuses corporate PAC donations
— Stands up for Single Payer Healthcare
— Thom Hartmann interview
— Meet the Pastor Running as a Progressive Republican to Get Big Money out of Politics | The Intercept

4th Congressional District – Lee McQueen (I-AR) – Facebook
— Took the The American Promise Candidate Pledge

“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) – Twitter – WON Democratic Primary, unopposed
— Her campaign refuses corporate PAC donations

Georgia (GA) Primary Results

1st Congressional District – Lisa Ring (D-GA) – Facebook – WON Democratic Primary
— TYT Politics interview

2nd Congressional District – Sanford Bishop (D-GA) – Twitter – WON Democratic Primary, unopposed
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

3rd Congressional District – Chuck Enderlin (D-GA) – Facebook – WON Democratic Primary

3rd Congressional District – Rusty Oliver (D-GA) – Facebook – Lost Democratic Primary

3rd Congressional District – Philip Singleton (R-GA) – Facebook – Lost Republican Primary
— 🐘 Republican
— Took the American Promise Candidate Pledge

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

5th Congressional District – John Lewis (D-GA) – Twitter – WON Democratic 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

6th Congressional District – Steven Knight Griffin (D-GA) – Twitter – Lost Democratic Primary

7th Congressional District – Kathleen Allen (D-GA) – Facebook – Lost Democratic Primary

7th Congressional District – Steve Reilly (D-GA) – Facebook – Lost Democratic Primary
— Took the American Promise Candidate Pledge

9th Congressional District – Josh McCall (D-GA) – Twitter – WON Democratic Primary

10th Congressional District – Chalis Montgomery (D-GA) – Facebook – Lost Democratic Primary

10th Congressional District – Richard Dien Winfield (D-GA) – Twitter – Lost Democratic Primary
— Supports guaranteed jobs at fair wages

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

Richard Dien Winfield

12th Congressional District – Trent Nesmith (D-GA) – Twitter – Lost Democratic Primary

Governor – Stacey Abrams (D-GA) – Twitter – WON Democratic Primary
— The U.S. Has Never Had a Black Woman as Governor. Stacey Abrams Plans to Change That. | Cosmopolitan

State Senate, District 5 – Sheikh Rahman (D-GA) – Twitter – WON Democratic Primary

Athens/Clark County Commissioner, District 9 – Tommy Valentine (D-GA) – Facebook – Lost Democratic Primary

Kentucky (KY) Primary Results

1st Congressional District – Paul Walker (D-KY) – Facebook – WON Democratic Primary

2nd Congressional District – Hank Linderman (D-KY) – Twitter – WON Democratic Primary

Like major corporations, those with college debt should be allowed to seek bankruptcy protection, just as they were prior to 2005.

Hank Linderman

2nd Congressional District – Rane Sessions (D-KY) – Facebook – Lost Democratic Primary

If we stop having government by the people for the public good, we will still be governed, but it will be by corporations.

Rane Sessions

2nd Congressional District – Grant Short (D-KY) – Facebook – Lost Democratic Primary
–Took the American Promise Candidate Pledge

3rd Congressional District – Rich Stevenson – (G-KY) – Facebook
— Took the American Promise Candidate Pledge

3rd Congressional District – John Yarmuth (D-KY) – Facebook – WON Democratic Primary, unopposed
— Incumbent
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
— Champion of campaign finance reform

4th Congressional District – Seth Hall (D-KY) – Facebook – WON Democratic Primary
— Took the American Promise Candidate Pledge

4th Congressional District – Christina Lord (D-KY) – Twitter – Lost Democratic Primary
— Took the American Promise Candidate Pledge

4th Congressional District – Patti Piatt (D-KY) – Twitter – Lost Democratic Primary

5th Congressional District – Scott Sykes (D-KY) – Twitter – Lost Democratic Primary

6th Congressional District – Jim Gray (D-KY) – Twitter – Lost Democratic Primary
— Getting money out of politics is a priority

6th Congressional District – Amy McGrath (D-KY) – Twitter – WON Democratic Primary
— TYT Politics interview

6th Congressional District – Geoff Young (D-KY) – Facebook – Lost Democratic Primary
— Took the American Promise Candidate Pledge

State Representative, District 31 – Josie Raymond (D-KY) – Facebook – WON Democratic Primary, unopposed

State Representative, District 35 – Richard Becker (D-KY) – Twitter – Lost Democratic Primary

Texas (TX) – Runoff Results

3rd Congressional District – Lorie Burch (D-TX) – Twitter – WON Democratic Primary ( May 22 Race runoff)
— Her campaign refuses corporate PAC donations
— Took the American Promise Candidate Pledge
— TYT Politics interview

7th Congressional District – Laura Moser (D-TX) – Facebook – Lost Democratic Primary (May 22 runoff)
— Her campaign refuses corporate PAC donations
— Founder of Daily Action

21st Congressional District – Mary Wilson (D-TX) – Facebook – Lost Democratic Primary (May 22 runoff)
— Her campaign refuses corporate PAC donations
— Stands up for Single Payer Healthcare
— TYT Interview

23rd Congressional District – Gina Ortiz Jones (D-TX) – Facebook – WON Democratic Primary (May 22 runoff)
— Her campaign refuses corporate PAC donations
— Champion of campaign finance reform

23rd Congressional District – Rick Treviño (D-TX) – Twitter – Lost Democratic Primary (May 22 runoff)
— His campaign refuses corporate PAC donations
— TYT Politics interview

25th Congressional District – Julie Oliver (D-TX) – Twitter – WON Democratic Primary (May 22 runoff)

25th Congressional District – Chris Perri (D-TX) – Facebook – Lost Democratic Primary (May 22 runoff)
— Took the American Promise Candidate Pledge

31st Congressional District – Christine Eady Mann (D-TX) – Facebook – Lost Democratic Primary (May 22 runoff)

32nd Congressional District – Colin Allred (D-TX) – Twitter – WON Democratic Primary (May 22 runoff)
— TYT Politics interview

Progressive Candidates Nationwide

Check out the progressive candidates running in all the states: 2018 Progressive Candidates & Ballot Initiatives: A Nationwide List.


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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.

6 Comments

    • Yes, results are encouraging. I think the overthrow is happening organically, as the Progressive Movement picks up momentum. We’ll get a few progressives into Congress in 2018 and I think we’ll see a burst of progressives elected in 2020. The key is for candidates to run non-corporate-funded campaigns.

  • I’m an Atlanta resident, have been since ’83, and I would just like to express my pleasant surprise and budding optimism that Georgia is slowly but inexorably turning blue. So long, all you red necked haters….

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