primaries

Race and Class Struggle Sharpening as Insurgent Democrats and Trump Supporters Win Tuesday’s Primaries

August 15, 2018

Non traditional Democrats are winning and changing the electoral world while Trumpian are pushing Republicans to the edge. What is the political future?

Progressive Groups Tackled Tough Races: Winning Some, Losing Others

August 8, 2018

The Nation’s John Nichols analyzes the results of Tuesday’s elections. Rashida Tlaib won Rep. Conyer’s seat in Detroit, becoming the first Muslim woman to go to Congress. Although few other progressive candidates won Tuesday night’s primaries, some did and Missouri’s Right to Work referendum was defeated

Progressives Make Gains in Primaries, but Long Fight Remains Against Corporate Neoliberals

June 28, 2018

Activist Anoa Changa discusses the struggle of progressives against neoliberal Democrats in the midterm primary elections, from Maryland to Colorado; the striking teachers running for office in Oklahoma; and the spread of voter ID laws that disproportionately target voters of color and the poor

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Defeats Corporate Democrat in NY Primary

June 27, 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Latina socialist, defeated top Democratic Congressman and notorious neoliberal Joe Crowley in the New York primary election. Activist Anoa Changa says this is a sign of the growing grassroots left-wing movement against corporate Dems and the DNC and DCCC

Maryland Democratic Primary Watch Party and Analysis

June 27, 2018

Maryland 2018 primary elections results and interviews live from Ida B’s Table. Hosted by Khalilah M. Harris.

Progressive vs. Establishment Candidates Locked in Tight Race for Maryland Governor

June 22, 2018

TRNN speaks to the two leading candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor, Ben Jealous and Rushern Baker, and their supporters, in the days before the election

Heated NY Primary Pits Corrupt Establishment Democrat Against Young Democratic Socialist

June 16, 2018

In the closely watched upcoming primary in New York, democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is challenging neoliberal Joe Crowley, the chair of the House Democratic Caucus, who Howie Klein says is “the most corrupt Democrat in the House.”

Primaries Expose Bitter Fight in Democratic Party

June 8, 2018

Down with Tyranny blogger Howie Klein says corporate Democrats fight to undermine and defeat progressive candidates in spite of Sanders’ proven success in working class districts

In California Primary, Democrats Keep Their House Hopes Alive

June 6, 2018

In all seven California districts key to their chances of winning the House, Democrats on Tuesday advanced a candidate to the mid-term ballot. Meanwhile, incumbent Senator Dianne Feinstein will square off against another Democrat, Kevin de Leon. We discuss the primary results with editor and author Narda Zacchino

California’s ‘Jungle Primary,’ Flooded with Money, Dominated by Establishment Candidates

June 6, 2018

California held one of the most important primaries leading up to the 2018 midterm elections. The unique top-two primary saw record high spending. And while a few progressives made it through, it mostly pits establishment Democrats against Republicans