Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Socialists gain in the Democratic Congress

They are getting smarter.

Two years ago Justice Democrats, the socialist organization funded by Senator Sanders, endorsed 80 candidates across the country. From a previous post:

Out of 80 candidates endorsed by JD, only 7 won. 2 were incumbents in deep blue districts. 1 was unopposed.  4 were all in very blue districts wiping out their general election opponents. It's not like they were endorsing in tough competitive states like Texas, although those that did, lost. All of them. One raised over a $1 Million and lost 70-30 in the primary.

This year they were smarter endorsing only 9 candidates in deep, deep, blue districts with somewhat better results. Three won in the general election. The rest lost in the general or the primary but the socialists ended up gaining in the House and it's a blueprint for how to continue to win.

Marie NewmanIL-03Won in general53-46Deep Blue
Cori BushMO-01Won in general80-17Deep Blue
Jamaal BowmanNY-16Won in general82-17Deep Blue
Georgette GomezCA-53Lost in General59-40Deep Blue
Kara EastmanNE-02Lost in General50-46Toss up
Alex MorseMA-01Lost in primary58-42Deep Blue
Betsy SweetME-SNLost in primary71-22Collins Seat
Morgan HarperOH-03Lost in primary68-31Deep Blue
Jessica CisnerosTX-28Lost in primary57-39Deep Blue

Locally the socialists attempted to win in District Attorney races with the Travis County DA flipping. Here in Harris County the Democrat, Kim Ogg easily won in the primary and in the general.

Look for the Justice Democrats to continue running under the "progressive" banner in deep, deep blue areas knocking off Democrats in the primary and easily winning in the general election.

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