The West Virginia Democratic Primary is held on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Find the most revolutionary West Virginia progressive candidates running, and their policies. For the purpose of this list, “most revolutionary” means that each candidate meets the following two criteria:
- Rejects corporate money
- Supports single-payer Medicare for All
LAST UPDATED: November 6, 2019
West Virginia Progressive Candidates for Congress
Paula Jean Swearengin for U.S. Senate
Paula Jean Swearengin (D) “Investing in Ourselves.” (EDITOR’S NOTE: Swearengin’s campaign website is under construction, but I anticipate her strong progressive priorities based on her 2018 campaign.)
West Virginia Progressive Candidates for State Legislature
Stephen Smith for WV Governor
Steven Smith (D) – “West Virginia Can’t Wait.” Single Payer Healthcare* • An Economy That Works for West Virginia • Treat Drug Crisis as Health Crisis • Solve the Opioid and Addiction Epidemic • Public Education • Childcare • Anti-Corruption Policies • Big Money Out of Politics • Takes No Corporate Money
* Like many state candidates, Smith does not speak about proposed federal legislation. However, based on Smith’s statement below, which references the “middleman” (i.e., private insurance), we may anticipate he would support a healthcare system in line with Medicare For All.
Cities, states, and countries all over the world have figured out how to cut out the middleman — to make healthcare free and simpler. We can too.~ Stephen Smith
Candidates in Other States
You may see the 2020 progressive candidates running in other states by clicking on the appropriate state link below.
You may see a list of the most progressive 2020 Presidential candidates at “Progressive Candidates List of 2020: Medicare 4 All & No Corp Money!” You’ll also find a list of online resources that can help you find progressive downballot candidates running in your area.
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