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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 →
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John Iadarola interviews the President of Our Revolution, Senator Nina Turner:
I gather that JD & LD are still road-tripping and are now in Colorado! Nice.
(Sanders) has managed to marshal a loyal army of progressive activists who stand for principles of social and economic justice that had seemingly been abandoned by the Democratic Party since the Bill Clinton years. Many of Sanders’ followers will support no one else — unless and until he tells them too. That alone will make Sanders a formidable opponent for any and all Democrats who are considering taking him on.
Strange to see such a glaring spelling error, but I’ll give the writer a break because I like the title of the piece. I hadn’t heard this next bit in the Salon article – had you?
Warren, a potential rival who could have split the progressive vote, has apparently taken herself out of consideration for 2020
As usual, Bernie’s age comes up, but not in an entirely bad way.
The governor spent 2017 poking fun at the mayor. Now he’s under fire
I’m pretty sure that Cuomo might as well just give up on any presidential plans:
According to a recent Marist poll, 70% of New York Democrats do not want Gov. Andrew Cuomo to run for president.
Denied the Working Families Party nomination, Cuomo should have petitioned his way into a September WFP primary, challenging designated nominee Cynthia Nixon. It would have signaled his commitment to liberal principles and been taken as a sign of respect to grassroots activists.
Instead, Cuomo snubbed the party and threw down a gauntlet to its financiers, saying, “You’re either with me or against me.” Most of them sided with the governor. Widely credited with killing New York’s Liberal Party in 2002 when he accepted its ballot line for governor and then dropped out of the race, Cuomo appears on track to do the same to the WFP.
Cheers and I hope that LD gets to rest his “driving foot”!
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 →
Nina Turner addressing Journey For Justice Alliance May 18 2018
To learn more about The Journey For Justice Alliance Conference click here.
Women make up over 51% of the voting electorate and yet men still far outnumber women in elected office in Ohio and across the country. This forum will explore options for increasing the number of women who run and hold elected office, particularly in Ohio.
Karen Beckwith, PhD, Flora Stone Mather Professor and Chair Department of Political Science, Case Western Reserve University
Christina Hagan, Ohio House of Representatives, (R) 50th District
Nina Turner, President, “Our Revolution, former Ohio State Senator, Cleveland Councilperson
Last night, Republicans blocked my amendment to the #FY19NDAA that would stop the U.S. from refueling Saudi-led coalition jets bombing civilians in Yemen. They argued that our alliance with the Saudi monarchy meant we needed to overlook their war crimes in Yemen. I disagree. pic.twitter.com/jfTNfct1PF
— Rep. Ro Khanna (@RepRoKhanna) May 10, 2018
Go here to see the vote. Unfortunately, it looks like nine Democrats also “blocked” Ro’s amendment, but I’m glad that my Rep. Joe Courtney voted with Ro. Tulsi Gabbard and Beto O’Rourke also voted with Ro.
For your reference, here is a list of all of the House Representatives, sorted by name.
Here is a list of off of the Members of the Armed Services Committee, sorted by party.
We need to do something to help Yemen. I very much appreciate Rep. Ro Khanna’s efforts on Yemen’s behalf.
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Bernie speaks at the 18 minute mark, or you can watch his segment of the event here.
Our Revolution president Nina Turner discusses the first major primary day of the 2018 election season and the ongoing clash between progressives and the Democratic Party establishment.
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