Democrat Mike Siegel means business. Today he announces a new CROWDPAC effort aimed at igniting young voters & "reclaiming" TX-10 from Michael McCaul. According to Cook Political Report, Texas' 10th Congressional District has a Partisan Voting Index rating of R+9, meaning that the district is roughly 9 points to the right of the general electorate. … Continue reading “Let’s Clean House”
Peter Joffrion, Democratic Nominee in Alabama's 5th Congressional District, on why he's the candidate of the people that Alabamians need. An aging cohort of North Alabama workers are worried about their ability to retire. Empty factories are scattered across our district’s rural areas. Families are dodging bankruptcy due to the mounting costs of medical bills … Continue reading North Alabama Deserves Better
Najaah Daniels, Campaign Manager for NV-04 candidate Pat Spearman (D), reflects on Spearman's strength & readiness to lead. For·ti·tude: courage in pain or adversity. My commitment to public service began 15 years ago. Although 10 years old at the time, I experienced intense tribulation. I have vivid memories of trips to battered women’s shelters, methadone … Continue reading Democrat Pat Spearman Embodies Fortitude Beyond Fear
Eight states will identify nominees across 85 US House races on Tuesday, 6/5. Here's what to watch for. One-fifth of all House races across the country will nominate Democratic and Republican standard-bearers this Tuesday, in the biggest 2018 election prior to November 6th. Of the 85 races where nominations are up for grabs, 30 of … Continue reading June 5th is 2018’s Super Tuesday. Here are the Races to Watch.
Harley Rouda has earned an avalanche of endorsements - everyone from the local Indivisible chapter to national progressive organizations.California’s 48th Congressional District has been the source of drama on the left this election cycle, with reports of “infighting” between the camps of two contenders – businessman Harley Rouda and stem cell scientist Hans Keirstead. These … Continue reading In the Battle for Endorsements, Rouda Trounces Keirstead in CA-48
I'm Sharice Davids, and I'm running for US Congress to unseat Kevin Yoder in Kansas' 3rd District. Here's why I'm going to win. I don’t look like your typical Congressman. But your typical Congressman doesn’t look like America. When I look at our current Congressional leadership, I see a homogeneous group of mostly wealthy, mostly … Continue reading I’m in it to Win it. Join Me.
Democrat Sharice Davids, running for Congress in KS-03, channels the passion and frustration of Americans in her inspiring first ad. Watch out, Kevin Yoder. Sharice Davids is coming for your job, and she seems like kind of a badass. Yes, Sharice went to Cornell Law and was a White House Fellow. But did you know … Continue reading WATCH: “The Fighter” – The Best Political Ad of 2018
Young or old, black or brown, unemployed or barely hanging on...you may feel abandoned. But you're not. Hang in there. As I’ve been thinking about the coming 2018 Election and potential blue wave, I haven’t been able to shake the image of a strong, brave polar bear on an ice floe, in the middle of … Continue reading An American Sea Change
On Twitter, users have historically been able to go through a process to get "verified" by submitting a request to Twitter support. If granted, users get a nifty blue check mark next to their name that is meant to prove that they are indeed who they purport to be. This has helped guard against attempts … Continue reading How Political Candidates Can Get Verified on Twitter
May 22nd is a pivotal primary that could help determine Democrats' chances of taking the House in November, and could also spell out the fate for Senator Ted Cruz's Democratic challenger, Beto O'Rourke - a race in Texas that has huge implications for Democrats' chances of winning a majority in the Senate. Up- and down-ballot … Continue reading Pivotal 5/22 Primary: Races to Watch
Virginia Madueño has a busy life as a mother and community leader. Even with her punishing schedule, Virginia made time to Skype with me from her son's high school gym, where she was supporting him at a volleyball game. The former Riverbank, CA mayor & business owner discusses growing up the child of immigrants in … Continue reading PODCAST: Avalanche of Resistance w/ guest Virginia Madueño (CA-10)
Overall, 28 Congressional Districts have primaries on Tuesday the 15th. Of these, 13 could be competitive in November. DemWritePress offers a primer on which races to track. Four states (Idaho, Nebraska, Pennsylvania & Oregon) have primaries on Tuesday. Roughly half of the US House districts in play on the 15th are considered "competitive" by … Continue reading Primary Races to Watch on Tuesday 5/15
As the election season heats up, a look at the Democratic nominees for critical House races that are integral to flipping Congress this November. Because there is so much attention on the 2018 midterm elections, social media streams are filled with candidate information, from the local to the state to the federal level. The information … Continue reading Rising Tide: The Blue Wave is Building
Katie Hill is a bright, young community leader & CEO of PATH (People Assisting The Homeless). She knows California's 25th Congressional District, because she & her family have lived there most of her life. Katie joined me on Avalanche of Resistance to discuss issues important to her district: homelessness, veterans, climate change, providing children with … Continue reading PODCAST: Avalanche of Resistance w/guest Katie Hill (CA-25)
The North Carolina Primary is Tuesday, May 8th. Here is everything you need to know to cast your vote! For the first time in a LONG time, almost all 170 state legislative races have both a Republican and Democratic candidate in North Carolina. This is HUGE because right now the GOP holds the majority in … Continue reading North Carolina Primary: Voting Toolkit
Overall, 41 Congressional Districts have primaries on 5/8. Over half could be competitive in November. DemWritePress offers a primer on which races to track. Thus far this election season, only two states have held primary elections: Illinois and Texas. Things are about to change. On Tuesday, May 8th, four states (all of which went for … Continue reading Analysis: Which Primary Races to Watch on Tuesday (05/08/18)
Meet Regina Bateson, Roseville Native & #BlueWave Democrat seeking to defeat Tom McClintock in November. In this Interview, Dr. Bateson & I discuss issues important in her Central California district: women's rights, healthcare, veterans, mass shootings & rural broadband. We also delve into Regina's consular experience with the State Department. Key to winning California's 4th … Continue reading PODCAST: Avalanche Of Resistance w/ guest Regina Bateson (CA-04)
Democrat David Wilson Brown shares why he's running in North Carolina's 10th District: to fight for the people in his community, and to provide a check on the excesses of incumbent Patrick McHenry, this administration, and the GOP. I am a son of the middle class who has lived in North Carolina for over three … Continue reading I’m Running for Congress to Build a Better Road Forward
Jess Phoenix, Katie Hill and Bryan Caforio address the issues & attack Steve Knight's empty podium in the final debate for the "nation's most flippable seat". The stakes were high as three Democratic candidates running to unseat incumbent GOP Rep. Steve Knight in California’s 25th Congressional District squared off at a debate last Saturday night … Continue reading A Mostly Friendly, Sometimes Fiery Debate in CA-25
Betsy Dirksen Londrigan is the Democratic nominee in the IL-13 swing district. Support this November Democrat! This race is featured as a competitive swing district by the DCCC, Democrats Work for America and the Cook Political Report. Betsy Londrigan won her party's nomination in March, and will face Rodney Davis this fall. She is a November Democrat. … Continue reading Help Democrat Betsy Londrigan Defeat Rodney Davis in IL-13
Democrats Ricky Shirah and Javier Fernandez are vying for open seats in the Florida state legislature. Democrats need to gain 20 seats in 2018 to take control of the Florida House, and winning two of them in the special elections that are scheduled on May 1st would go a long way toward achieving that goal. … Continue reading Attention Florida: Special Elections Tuesday, 5/1!
Here is everything AZ-08 residents need to know to cast their ballots for Hiral Tipirneni! Polls show the race is neck and neck between Democrat Dr. Hiral Tipirneni and Republican Debbie Lesko. In this close election, every vote counts. Make a plan to vote! Our FAQ on casting your ballot on Tuesday: How do I … Continue reading Please Share: The Arizona CD-08 Voting Toolkit
What do history & data tell us about the likelihood they’ll turn out? Four million American teens will turn 18 before November 6 this year, which makes them eligible to vote in the nation’s upcoming high-stakes midterm elections. To hear them tell it, “post-millennial” high schoolers are joining forces with millennials to become the demographic … Continue reading Teens Say They’re Ready to Rock the Vote. Will They?
Born in India & raised in working class Ohio, this Arizona ER Doctor is now a leading contender to be AZ-08's Congresswoman. Early voting has started in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District special election to fill Trent Franks’ empty seat. Election Day is fast approaching: next Tuesday, April 24th. As voters in this conservative district cast … Continue reading The Quintessentially American Story of Dr. Hiral Tipirneni
A navy veteran and State's Attorney, Democratic nominee Brendan Kelly can flip this Illinois swing district in 2018. This race is featured as a critical swing district by the DCCC, Swing Left, and Democrats Work for America. Brendan Kelly won his party's nomination in March, and will face Mike Bost this fall. He is a November … Continue reading Help Brendan Kelly Defeat Republican Mike Bost in IL-12!
A swing district nominee, Casten is a respected scientist, engineer, entrepreneur and clean energy leader. This is the latest installment of our "November Democrats" series, which highlights Democrats from critical districts who have already won their primaries, and will face Republicans in November. The Race: Illinois' 6th Congressional District (Ballotpedia Link) is labeled a "competitive … Continue reading Dem Nominee Sean Casten Seeks to Flip IL-06 and Defeat (R) Roskam
With so many women running for Congress, 2018 will bring interesting and unfamiliar tensions.For lots of American women, Election 2018 is starting to make us feel like we’re sugar-deprived kids walking into a gigantic candy story for the first time. Long resigned to choosing from a dreary array of navy blue suckers – or at … Continue reading Voting in the Year of the Woman
She may be headed to Congress after the AZ-08 Special Election on 4/24. But can the folks who vote for her pronounce "Hiral" correctly?Before you view the video, say her name out loud to yourself. Then watch and see how close you were: This ER Doctor, Cancer Research Advocate and mother of three also apparently … Continue reading Watch Hiral Tipirneni’s Endearing Video: How to Say Her Name
Democracy is under attack. Our ship of state is sinking. Only the American people can save it. A Metaphor America is a majestic ship, constructed in the late 1700s ― worn-in, but still seaworthy. We (the passengers) co-own the vessel and hire the crew. For the most part, we agree on certain things: people … Continue reading Voters Must Unite in Non-Partisan Rejection of Despotism & Corruption
Women aren’t breaking records as they run for an unprecedented number of seats. They’re shattering them. A look inside the numbers. 1992 was the original “Year of the Woman” for Congressional races, when a then-record 11 women waged major party races for the U.S. Senate, and six of them won. Another 106 women ran for … Continue reading Women on the Run: Behind the Explosion in Female Candidates
An in-depth look at the highly complex CA-48, CA-49 and CA-45 races, and all of the interacting variables that could sink or boost Democrats in these districts. by Rachel Murphy Azzara and Sudha Mohan Anxiety over California's jungle primaries is mounting - and for good reason. Also known as a non-partisan blanket primary, a jungle … Continue reading Navigating California’s Jungle Primaries
by Rachel Murphy Azzara and Sudha Mohan To win, you need to play chess, not checkers. Most would accept this as a political truth. "Winning", in our political game, is having the ability to affect policy. To change things. This isn't an abstract concept: the legislative process is clearly defined. And the legislative power to … Continue reading Nominating a Primary Candidate to Beat the GOP
This swing district nominee - a nurse and former HHS Senior Advisor - is primed to unseat Republican incumbent Randy Hultgren in her Illinois district. This is the inaugural installment of our "November Democrats" series (additional info below). The Race: The Illinois 14th Congressional District (Ballotpedia Link) has been featured by the DCCC and Democrats … Continue reading Support Democratic Nominee Lauren Underwood & Help Flip IL-14!
First, Doug Jones. Then, Conor Lamb. Now: Hiral Tipirneni. Early voting has started, so it's time to ramp up GOTV efforts. On April 24th, residents of the Northwest Phoenix Metro Area will elect a temporary replacement to fill the seat of (another) disgraced Republican Trent Franks, who had to leave office due to a sex … Continue reading How to Help Arizona Democrat Hiral Tipirneni Win on 4/24
On March 27th, if you live in Huntsville, Hazel Green, Meridianville or Moores Mill in the Madison County area, you have a unique opportunity to elect an ethical leader to the Alabama State House. Terry Jones has been involved in the public education system for 30 years. He knows that to build tomorrow's thriving economy, … Continue reading Alabama District 21: Vote Terry Jones on 3/27!