Women and first-time candidates win in primaries at the state, local and federal levels.
WASHINGTON--Our Revolution candidates claimed victories at every level of government in Tuesday’s primary elections in Pennsylvania, Oregon and Idaho. Half of the victories were from first time candidates, many are women. All of Our Revolution’s endorsed candidates support Medicare for All, a $15 minimum wage, increasing renewable energy and reforming our criminal justice system. They will fight to enact policies that will make these ideals a reality at the local, state, and federal levels.
“We are incredibly proud of 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 around what it means to be a Democrat and getting more people to support progressive policies like a Medicare for All, affordable and accessible housing, and raising the minimum wage.”
Our Revolution backed primary victories:
Paulette Jordan for Governor of Idaho
Charles Gallia for Oregon State Senate
Jo Ann Hardesty for Portland, Oregon City Council
Jess King for U.S. House of Representatives, 11th District
Mark Pinsley, Pennsylvania State Senate, 16th District
Sara Innamorato, State Representative, 21st District
Summer Lee for State Representative, 34th District
Elizabeth Fiedler for Pennsylvania State Representative, District 184
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.