Grassroots Greatness: Part Two

Part one is pretty lengthy and you can check it out below. Both parts are a list of progressive candidates who need our donations, volunteering, and support. Please follow them all and share their campaigns as often as you can. If we stand any hope of stopping the right we must first get through the old guard Democrats who enable them.

Just for the people who have already checked part one, you may want to skim it again. I found some candidates I didn’t know about that were additional challengers to the ones I had listed, so I felt it best to just add them there in one place. For instance, Gloria Bromell is a primary opponent for Lindsey Graham for the fourth time, but I already had Jaime and another listed.

I try to do these lists in alphabetical order of the states. If you notice any errors please feel free to point them out. I’ve already had to correct a few in part one, and want to be sure this is done correctly. I do hope you’ll share it as well.

If you are a candidate and you would like to set up a group chat many of us are willing to join and volunteer to boost your campaign online. It can increase your followers, and bring more attention to you and things that are important to you. If you would like to learn more reach out here:

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Let’s start with California:

CA-53 Jose Caballero is challenging Susan Davis

Find him here:

And here:

Susan Davis has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

Some of her top funding is from defense. I don’t think she would ever help us cut military spending and spend more here at home like we need:

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On to Iowa:

IA Senate has Kimberly Graham taking on Joni Ernst

Find Kimberly here:

And here:

Joni Ernst has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests.

Ideological single-issue is a huge chunk of her funding, which I assume is from pro-life people who know she votes in their favor on that one issue. She also has a huge portion coming from PAC’s:

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Let’s do Massachusetts:

MA-02 where Summer Miller is running against James McGovern

Find her here:

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Jim McGovern has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

Funding from various sources such as Raytheon and big pharma:

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MA-04 we have Ihssane Leckey challenging Joe Kennedy

Find her here:

And here:

An article about her:

Joe Kennedy III has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

Funding is a mixture of pharma, real estate, etc.

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Moving on to Maine:

ME-02 we have two challengers against Susan Collins

Find Betsy Sweet here:

She is also an official Justice Democrat.

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Find Bre Kidman here:

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Susan Collins has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests.

Let’s all be honest, her Kavanaugh vote alone is enough to get rid of her, but there are many other reasons, too. Her funding is from various sources such as PAC’s and ideological, real estate, and single-issue voters:

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Next we’ll do Minnesota:

MN-04 we have David Sandbeck challenging Betty McCollum

Find him here:

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Betty McCollum has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

Real estate, defense, lobbyists all make up her funding:

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On to New Jersey:

NJ-06 we have two fantastic progressives taking on Frank Pallone

Find Russ Cirincione here:

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Find Javahn Walker here:

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Frank Pallone, Jr. has provided voters with clear stances on key issues by responding to the 2018 Political Courage Test.

I’m afraid Frank is all lip service. His funding comes from big pharma, HMO’s, lobbyists, etc:

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On to Oregon:

OR-03 we have Albert Lee against Earl Blumenauer

Find him here:

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Earl Blumenauer has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

Funding is finance, real estate, insurance, and other industries who stand in the way of our country moving forward and creating a people first agenda:

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Let’s talk Washington:

WA-06 we have Rebecca Parson challenging Derek Kilmer

Find her here:

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Derek Kilmer has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

Top donor is Microsoft. Receives donations from security investments, finance sector, insurance lobby, etc:

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Now Wisconsin:

WI-03 Justin Bonner is challenging Ron Kind

Find him here:

And here:

Ron Kind has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

Big time funding from health sector and big pharma:

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Let’s talk Texas:

TX-18 we have Stevens Orozco challenging Sheila Jackson Lee

Find him here:

And here:

Sheila Jackson Lee has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

Top funding comes from lobbyists, lawyers, health, labor and more:

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If you browse through both parts and find I have missed a great candidate please reach out and I will be happy to edit and add them!

Thanks so much!

You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors. ― Andrew Boyd