Press Release

Our Revolution Candidates Win Primaries Nationwide

WASHINGTON--Our Revolution candidates claimed seven victories at every level of government in Tuesday’s primary elections in Georgia, Arkansas, and Kentucky. Over half of the victories were by women and five were from first-time candidates. All of Our Revolution’s endorsed candidates support Medicare for All, a $15 minimum wage, increasing renewable energy and reforming our criminal justice system and will fight to enact policies that will make these ideas a reality at the local, state, and federal levels. 

“We are incredibly proud of Stacey Abrams and all of our candidates and the local groups that worked so hard to support them,” said Our Revolution President Nina Turner. “Our Revolution’s candidates won in rural and urban areas and across all levels of government. It’s clear people want candidates who run true to their values and will work for the people, not donors and special interests. Our movement is winning, not just at the ballot box, but also by expanding the conversation and building support for policies that will lift all people such as Medicare for All, protecting immigrant communities, and raising the minimum wage.”

Our Revolution backed primary victories:

  • Stacey Abrams won the gubernatorial primary in Georgia and is on track to be the first black female Governor in US history.
  • Sheikh Rahman defeated a 14-year incumbent to become the first immigrant elected to the Georgia State Senate.
  • Shelly Hutchinson is a mental health worker who won her primary for State Representative in Georgia’s 107th District and is poised to turn a red district Bernie Blue.
  • Lisa Ring, chairwoman of the Bryan County Democratic Committee and Co-Chair of the Georgia Sanders Delegation to the DNC, is taking on an incumbent Member of Congress in District 1.
  • Adrian Wallace, a progressive minister who ran on pro-voting rights, pro-higher education access, and pro-sustainable environment campaign, is headed to a runoff in the Lexington-Fayette County, Council At-Large seat in Kentucky.
  • Paul Walker is running an uphill race openly supporting the DREAM Act against a very anti-immigrant incumbent in Kentucky’s 1st Congressional District.
  • Maureen Skinner, a first-time candidate and child-rights advocate, won her primary for State Senate in Arkansas’ 35th District.

See all of Our Revolution’s currently endorsed 2018 candidates here

Our Revolution supports progressive champions at every level of government. By supporting candidates backed by people, not corporations, we are aiming to transform American politics to make our political and economic systems responsive to the needs of working families. With this election, we are one step closer to accomplishing that goal.