Thursday, July 5, 2018

Remaining primaries in 2018 -- More Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez type victories?

Congratulations to the progressives winning this year, from Pennsylvania to Virginia to New York!

Reminder: the general election for the midterms is November 6, 2018.

Brand New Congress candidates --the site has endorsees for several of the states below.

Justice Democrats --primaries remain for their Florida, Hawaii and Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin endorsees.

Our Revolution --primaries remain for Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Washington.

Here's where and when primaries are remaining:

July 17: Alabama (run-off) (no BNC or JD endorsees)

July 24: Georgia (run-off) -Justice Democrat Lisa Ring (1st District - Savannah and elsewhere in eastern Georgia) is going directly to the final election as the nominee. Stacey Abrams, likewise, is the Democratic nominee for governor.

August 2 (a Thursday): Tennessee Danielle Mitchell, a Brand New Congress-endorsee for the 3rd Congressional District, is uncontested for the Democratic nomination. --Marc Whitmire, is BNC-endorsed but is a candidate running independent of party line for the 2nd Congressional District. Both of these seats are longshots in Republican strongholds.

August 7: Kansas; Michigan; Missouri; Washington

August 11 (a Saturday): Hawaii --Kaniela Ing (endorsed by the Justice Democrats)

August 14: Connecticut (no BNC or JD endorsees);
Minnesota --Ilhan Omar (endorsed by the Justice Democrats and Our Revolution)
South Dakota (no BNC or JD endorsees); Vermont (no BNC or JD endorsees);
Wisconsin --Randy Bryce, Justice Democrat-endorsed, seeking to take the seat of retiring Paul Ryan.

August 21: Alaska (no BNC or JD endorsees) Dmitri Shein is endorsed by Our Revolution, Wyoming (no BNC or JD endorsees).

August 28: Arizona (regular primary); Florida (regular primary); Oklahoma (run-off; no BNC or JD endorsees).

Where the Justice Democrats in Arizona are:
Mary Matiella (2nd District, SE part of state), Raul Grijalva (3rd District--SW part of state), an incumbent.
Deedra Abboud is running for the U.S. Senate nomination.

Where the Justice Democrat endorsees in Florida are (*also endorsed by the Brand New Congress):
Chardo Richardson*, primarying first termer Stephanie Murphy in the 7th District (northern Orlando metro area, including much of downtown Orlando - Murphy has not really been opposing Donald Trump) He is  is endorsed by Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats; Sanjay Patel, if the nominee,would be challenging Republican incumbent Republican Bill Posey in the 8th District (the Space Coast -Posey has supported the Trump agenda in Congress 90% of the time) Paatel is endorsed by the Justice Democrats,
Pam Keith, if the nominee, would be challenging incumbent Republican Brian Mast in the 18th District (Treasure Coast: Ft. Pierce to Palm Beach -Mast has supported Trump 93% of the time --The Tampa Bay Times called Mast's seat "Potentially Vulnerable"); Michael Hepburn*, in the 27th District (southern Miami metro area -The Republican is retiring) -- that contest is in a highly crowded Democratic field. The Tampa Bay Times called the seat "Highly Vulnerable".
Hepburn is endorsed by Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats.
September 4: Massachusetts --Ayanna Presley

September 6 (a Thursday): Delaware --running for U.S. Senate: Kerri Harris

September 11: New Hampshire

September 12 (a Wednesday): Rhode Island

September 13 (a Thursday): New York (state offices)

Justice Democrats who have already won (*endorsed by Brand New Congress)

Nebraska: Kara Eastman, for U.S. House, District 2
New York: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez*, for U.S. House, District 14
Pennsylvania: Jess King, for U.S. House, District 11, uncontested
Texas: Lorie Burch, for U.S. House, District 3
Vanessa Adia*, for U.S. House, District 12, uncontested
Adrienne Bell*, for U.S. House, District 14
Lindsey Fagan*, for U.S. House, District 26

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