Bernie Sanders to campaign for Scholten in Sioux City Scholten, a Democrat from Sioux City, said Sanders would make stops on Oct. 20 in Sioux City and Oct. 21 in Fort Dodge and Ames. Scholten, who is challenging Republican Rep. Steve King, announced Sanders’ appearances during a dinner sponsored by the Woodbury County Democratic Party Friday night. In Sioux City, Sanders will join Scholten at a rally at Morningside College. Along with the visits to Fort Dodge and Ames the next day, Sanders will appear in three of the four largest cities in the heavily Republican 4th district, which covers …Continue reading →
Today is the primary day in the Bay State. Here are the candidates for the House that we’ve been discussing over the past few months. I’m not listing the R’s even though it is primary day for them as well nor am I providing info on races with only one candidate. Polls close at 8pm ET/7pm CT/6pm MT/5pm PT. 1st District Democrats Rep. Richard Neal Town/City: Springfield Background: Elected to Congress in 1988, Neal serves as the ranking member of the Ways and Means committee. The former Springfield mayor has also served as a city councilor and a mayoral aide, …Continue reading →
Tonight is the Dem primaries for AL, CA, IA, MT, MS NJ, NM and CA. The state being watched most closely is the largest one, California, especially in the house, senate and governor’s races. From Politico: Democrats are more assured of getting general election candidates through the primary in four other Clinton-won, Republican-held districts in California. And in the governor’s race, it could be Republicans who end up without a candidate. That race is a battle for second place. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has led public polling, but former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and state Treasurer John Chiang, both …Continue reading →
Tonight there are 17 runoffs in Texas and primaries in KY, GA, & AR. Should be an interesting evening looking at the polling results. Did you know some of the folks who worked for Cheeto are also banksters donors for Gov Andrew Cuomo’s campaign? Yep, you can’t make this bowl of party chex up! In other news, Nina Turner issued a statement about the Politico article which reports the whispers of the has-beens of the Clinton campaign. That and more in the comments! Please feel free to post videos, tweets or other things on your mind! Update: NPR and other …Continue reading →
The ides of March. Originated with Julius Caesar, but not emphasized until Shakespeare wrote a play about a Roman dictator. But also how the dictator was assassinated and the underbelly of corruption was exposed. On this date in 2016, Bernie Sanders decided not to fold up his campaign, even though he did poorly in Super Tuesday. However, TBTB in the Democratic Party tried to coronate one of its baronesses as the nominee and did not honor their agreement to host more debates. But Bernie didn’t give up. He ended up winning more states and raising over $234M, over a million …Continue reading →
This week was a watershed moment for the Establishment Dems: Donna Brazile and Elizabeth Warren broke ranks this week by acknowledging the DNC needs to clean its house. It makes me wonder if they will finally reach out a little more to those of us in the trenches of the Political Revolution. As many of the Birdies know, I attended the People’s Summit held in Chicago in June this year. I did some live blogging from it, but I never did do a write up of the conference. I chose to do my write up at TOP because no one …Continue reading →
We’ve had four House special elections this year. Democrats have lost all four. All four were tough races to replace Republicans from very safe districts who were appointed to posts within the Trump administration. In 2016, the Republicans were all incumbents, and their Democratic challengers were: Mike Pompeo (60.7%) won against Daniel Giroux (29.6%) in KS-4 Ryan Zinke (56.2%) won against Denise Juneau (40.5%) in MT-AL Tom Price (61.7%) won against Rodney Stooksbury (38.3%) in GA-06 Mick Mulvaney (59.2%) won against Fran Person (38.7%) in SC-05 In KS-04, an Independent and a Libertarian won almost 10% of the vote in 2016. First for the good news, …Continue reading →
Today is just bonkers in politics, and the evening with waiting for polls to close for the governor’s race in Virginia between Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello. As the Birdies know, Our Revolution, John Podesta and Bernie Sanders have endorsed Tom Perriello. …Continue reading →
It looks like corporatists all around in CA. No wonder CA is slowly moving backwards. HALL OF SHAME – 16 Democratic Legislators in progressive Districts voting as Republicans – voting so bad they got F’s The Hall of Shame includes the state legislators most out of step with their constituents, and most closely aligned with corporate and special interests that exploit Californians. To make the list, a legislator needs to have a Courage Score of 59 or lower — resulting in a grade of “ F ” — and represent a district which clearly supports more progressive policies than the legislator. …Continue reading →
ActBlue Progressive Candidate Donation Page The list now Includes State & Federal Candidates !!! – 160 Candidates on Nov ballots on the list !!! Progressive, Berniecrats, Primary Winners, 2016 State & Federal Candidates, an ActBlue $$$ Page. All Candidates on this list were taken from the BernieCrats Progressive Candidate network list for Candidates that had ActBlue fundraising pages Please consider adding your $$$ to the $54,000+ in 21,000+ very small donations the ActBlue site has received for these candidates so far in 2016 !!! Change begins with you. These 160 candidates are anchor candidates for progressive change in our future. Each …Continue reading →
S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Thursday she would debate her primary challenger Tim Canova.
“I have always said that when we got to August that I would focus on the question of whether or not I was going to debate my opponent,” she said in a brief telephone interview. “I am going to debate my opponent.”
Canova’s campaign treated the development like a victory. “It’s good news for the residents of South Florida,” Canova said. “Debbie Wasserman Schultz has never had to account for her record. She’s never engaged ina debate as long as she’s been a member of Congress. And it’s well past time to have that accounting.”
Until Thursday, Wasserman Schultz declined to say whether she’d debate Canova, saying a decision would come after Congress started its summer recess and the national political conventions concluded. “I’m home now and turning my attention to it,” she said Thursday.
Canova said there’s plenty of time for several debates before the Aug. 30 primary. “It would be beneficial for the voters to hear more than once from us and I would suggest three to four debates of a couple of hours each would make a lot of sense.”
He welcomed her decision, but expressed some skepticism. “I will believe it when I see it. She has been dodging me for four months and dodging her own constituents for weeks,” Canova said.