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Political Revolution Picks Up Momentum in 2018 Midterm Elections

WASHINGTON—Just two years into the organization’s history, Our Revolution and its local groups continued to build a track record of electoral victories. The group’s endorsed candidates won races at every level of government and from coast-to-coast in Tuesday’s midterm elections. From school board, to state legislatures, to Congress, Our Revolution candidates won big and did so while being among the most diverse and most progressive in the field. A full list of our 2018 election results can be foundhere

“The 2018 midterm elections proved what is possible when candidates run on progressive values and refuse to accept the status quo or buckle under the weight of convention,” said Our Revolution President Nina Turner. “Thanks to the work of our local groups and volunteers, we made history by electing Rashida Talib, Ilhan Omar, Deb Haaland, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to the U.S. House of Representatives. Our endorsed candidates were successful in races from the school board to Congress by boldly proclaiming progressive values such as universal healthcare, affordable housing, tuition-free higher education, paid sick leave and increasing the minimum wage.”

“We proved that there is demand for candidates who boldly stand for progressive values,” Turner continued. “We also proved what is possible when local groups stick to progressive values, identify progressive champions and advocate for an America that works for all.”

Our Revolution won over 70 races endorsed this cycle including: 

  • Rashida Talib, U.S. Congress (MI-13)
  • Ilhan Omar, U.S. Congress (MN-5) 
  • Deb Haaland U.S. Congress, (NM-1)
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, (NY-14)
  • Keith Ellison, Minnesota Attorney General
  • Summer Lee, Pennsylvania House, District 34
  • Sara Innamorato, Pennsylvania House, District 21 
  • Florida Amendment 4, YES on Second Chances 
  • Massachusetts Question 2, Reforming campaign finance law  
  • Massachusetts Question 3, Protecting transgender people from discrimination

A full list of our 2018 election results can be found 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.

In the November 6, 2018, Midterm Election, Our Revolution endorsed: 

196 candidates in 44 states including: 

  • 101 women candidates
  • 62 African, African-American, Latinx, and Asian American candidates 
  • 17 military veterans
  • 8 openly LGBTQ candidates  

41 ballot initiatives, including:

  • Florida’s Yes on Second Chances 
  • Massachusetts’ Yes on 3 for Transgender Protection 
  • Yes on Fair Maps Colorado Amendments Y and Z 
  • Louisiana’s Yes on Amendment 2, Unanimous Jury Verdict for Felony Trails Amendment
  • Michigan’s Yes on Proposal 1, Marijuana Legalization