The 2020 ‘Super Progressive’ Candidates List

Here’s the ultimate “2020 Super Progressive Candidates” list of truly bold progressives running for national office. At this time, there are 96, nationwide. Tell all your friends. Help elect a progressive U.S. Congress!

LAST UPDATED: July 15, 2020

Two Criteria

What makes a candidate “super?” A super progressive meets two criteria:

  1. He or she supports single-payer Medicare for All.
  2. She or he accepts NO corporate money.

Based on the above criteria, candidates invariably stand on a super progressive platform. They support policies like the Green New Deal, free public higher education, economic justice and human rights for all, and public-funded elections.

Click on a candidate’s name to go to their campaign website. For statewide snapshot summaries of super progressive platforms, click on a state’s link. (Listings are not necessarily endorsements.)

Vote for a Progressive Congress
Support super progressives, state-by-state, for a Progressive Congress.

Super Progressive Candidates, State-by-State

Alabama…

None.

Alaska…

Nada.

Arizona

AZ-01 Eva Putzova (D)
AZ-03 Raúl Grijalva (D) incumbent
AZ-05 Jon Ireland (D)

Arkansas

US Senate Daniel Whitfield (I)

California

CA-01 Audrey Denney (D)
CA-12 Shahid Buttar (D) 💲
CA-17 Ro Khanna (D) incumbent
CA-18 Rishi Kumar (D)
CA-29 Angelica Dueñas (D)
CA-34 David Kim (D)
CA-38 Michael Tolar (D)
CA-42 Liam O’Mara (D) 💲
CA-53 Georgette Gómez (D)

Advertisements

Colorado

US Senate Andrew Romanoff (D)
CO-04 Ike McCorkle (D)

Connecticut

CT-04 Brian Merlen (D)

Delaware

US Senate Jessica Scarane (D) 💲

Florida

FL-02 Kristy Thripp (D) write-in
FL-03 Adam Christenson (D)
FL-03 Tom Wells (D) 💲
FL-04 Christopher Eagle (I)
FL-06 Richard Thripp (D)
FL-20 Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D)
FL-23 Jen Perelman (D) 💲
FL-24 Sakinah Lehtola (D) 💲

Georgia

US Senate Tamara Johnson Shealy (D) – Special election November 3, 2020
GA-01 Lisa Ring (D)
GA-08 Jimmy Cooper (G)
GA-14 Kevin Van Ausdal (D)

Hawaii

HI-02 Kai Kahele (D)

Idaho

ID-01 Joe Evans (I)

Illinois

US Senator Patrick Feges (I)
IL-03 Marie Newman (D)
IL-16 Dani Brzozowski (D)

Indiana

IN-02 Pat Hackett (D) 💲
IN-03 Carlos Marcano (D)
IN-04 Joe Mackey (D)
IN-09 Andy Ruff (D)

Iowa

IA-04 JD Scholten (D) 💲

Kansas…

KS-02 James Windholz (D)

Advertisements

Kentucky

US Senate Charles Booker (D) 💲
KY-02 Hank Linderman (D)
KY-05 Billy Hibbitts (I)

Louisiana

US Senate Drew Knight (D)
US Senate Antoine Pierce (D)

Maine

US Senate Bre Kidman (D)
US Senate Lisa Savage (G)
US Senate Betsy Sweet (D) 💲

Maryland

None.

Massachusetts

US Senate Ed Markey (D) incumbent
MA-01 Alex Morse (D)
MA-04 Ihssane Leckey (D)
MA-07 Ayanna Pressley (D) incumbent
MA-08 Robbie Goldstein (D)

Michigan

US Senate Marcia Squier (G)
MI-01 Dana Alan Ferguson (D)
MI-02 Jean-Michael Creviere (G)
MI-04 Amy Slepr (G)
MI-06 Jon Hoadley (D)
MI-12 Solomon Rajput (D)
MI-13 Rashida Tlaib (D) incumbent

Minnesota

US Senate Paula Overby (D)
MN-04 Reid Rossell (D)
MN-04 David Sandbeck (D)
MN-05 Les Lester (D)
MN-05 Ilhan Omar (D) incumbent 💲
MN-05 Toya Woodland (G)

Mississippi

MS-01 Antonia Eliason (D)

Missouri

MO-01 Cori Bush (D) 💲
MO-05 Maite Salazar (D)
MO-05 Antwain Winters (G)

Montana…

Nada.

Advertisements

Nebraska

NE-02 Kara Eastman (D) 💲

Nevada

None.

New Hampshire

US Senate Thomas Sharpe (Progressive Bull Moose Party)

New Jersey

US Senate Veronica Fernandez (I)
US Senate Madelyn Hoffman (G)
NJ-04 Christine Conforti (D)
NJ-05 Arati Kreibich (D)
NJ-09 Zina Spezakis (D)
NJ-12 Bonnie Watson Coleman (D) incumbent

New Mexico

Zero.

New York

NY-02 Harry Burger (G)
NY-02 Daniel Ross (Patriotic Progressive)
NY-03 Josh Sauberman (I)
NY-04 Joseph Naham (G)
NY-12 Lauren Ashcraft (D)
NY-14 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) incumbent
NY-16 Jamaal Bowman (D) ) 💲
NY-17 Mondaire Jones (D)
NY-19 Steven Greenfield (G)
NY-26 Mike Raleigh (G)
NY-27 Michael Gammariello (G)
NY-27 Nate McMurray (D)

North Carolina

None.

North Dakota

ND-At-Large Zachary Raknerud (D) 💲

Advertisements

Ohio

OH-05 Nick Rubando (D)

Oklahoma

OK-05 Tom Guild (D)

Oregon

US Senate Ibrahim Taher (G)
OR-03 Alex DiBlasi (G)
OR-04 Danier Hoffay (G)

Pennsylvania

PA-11 Sarah Hammond (D)

Rhode Island…

Zip.

South Carolina

None.

South Dakota…

Nada.

Tennessee…

US Senate Robin Kimbrough Hayes (D)
TN-01 Larry Smith (D)
TN-02 Chance Brown (D)
TN-03 Amber Hysell (I)
TN-04 Noelle Bivens (D)
TN-05 Keeda Haynes (D)

Texas

TX-04 Russell Foster (D)
TX-10 Mike Siegel (D) – Runoff July 14, 2020
TX-13 Greg Sagan (D)
TX-14 Adrienne Bell (D)
TX-21 Thomas Wakely (G) (write-in)
TX-25 Julie Oliver (D)
TX-31 Donna Imam (D)
TX-31 Christine Mann (D)
TX-33 Carlos Quintanilla (I)
TX-36 Hal Ridley (G)

Utah…

None.

Vermont…

Zero.

Virginia

VA-01 Qasim Rashid (D)

Washington

WA-02 Jason Call (D)
WA-05 Christopher Armitage (D)
WA-06 Rebecca Parson (D)
WA-07 Pramila Jayapal (D) incumbent
WA-10 Joshua Collins (D)

West Virginia

US Senate Paula Jean Swearengin (D) 💲
WV-03 Hillary Turner (D)

Wisconsin

WI-02 Mark Pocan (D) incumbent
WI-03 Mark Neumann (D)
WI-06 Michael Beardsley (D)

Wyoming

US Senate Yana Ludwig (D)
WY-At-Large Carl Beach (D)
WY-At-Large Carol Hafner (D)

US President

Howie Hawkins (G) and running mate, Angela Walker (G)

Giving: for a Progressive Congress

To help elect a progressive Congress, I aim to make a small donation to every super progressive candidate on this list. When I do, I put the “💲” after his/her name.

Do you have a giving plan to help fund a super progressive Congress? Do you focus on a few candidates, or many? Tell us about it in the comments. ❤️

Together, we get the job done.


Advertisements

Appreciate this info? Get more like it. Subscribe to our newsletter.

Processing…
Success! You're on the list.

13 thoughts on “The 2020 ‘Super Progressive’ Candidates List

  1. Hey JoAnn, how about creating a list of Super Progressive VP Candidates to be considered by Biden? Barbara Lee was recommended by Nina Turner (who won’t run herself unfortunately). Who else?

      1. Barbara Lee may have broad appeal with everyone except with the Military-Industrial Complex and its lackey politicians like Joe Biden. She would be like kryptonite to Biden.

        I agree wholeheartedly that Warren is a fauxgressive, as is Kamala Harris. It’s funny (and sad) that the MSM claims both are progressives. Warren shares a lot with Biden. Both will sell out any principle they claim to have in order further their careers, but Biden is so right-wing that even Warren scares him. He may choose Harris because it’s so obvious she’s for sale to the highest bidder and she meets the identity requirements: black/mixed race and female. I guess she’s slightly better than Klobuchar who can’t even fake being a liberal.

        Is there any other real progressive besides Lee we could dream about as VP?

  2. I admire her stated passion for progressive causes. She’s sort of a late 60s, anti war protester in person.. I read up on her background and am very impressed. Can she carry the elderly and Jewish vote in South Florida? Not sure.

    1. Lucky you — yoga AND Jen Perelman! From what I see on Twitter, she’s at the top of her game. I retweet her often! And have donated to her campaign. It’ll be wonderful to have a strong progressive Floridian in Congress. (Fingers crossed!)

      What’s your take on Perelman? Is she getting enough support to beat Wasserman?

Share your two cents...

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Scroll to top