The Bernie Congress

There is group of progressives inspired by Bernie Sanders that had decided to run for Congress – that’s the topic of my CounterPunch piece today. An excerpt:

For readers of CounterPunch the candidature of Bernie Sanders has generated mixed feelings. On the one hand he has pushed for progressive policies in economic issues, on the other hand he hasn’t been as antiwar as much of the progressive community wish he had been. But he has inspired young people tired of neoliberalism and imperialism of Hillary Clinton. And not necessarily only young people, there is a list of what has been called the Bernie Congress including progressive challengers inspired by Sanders to run Democratic primaries for Congress. Some would face a relatively easy election in heavily Democratic districts while others would try to compete swing districts and others try to win even in Republican districts with a populist message.

Read the whole thing here to know the complete list of Sanderistas that hope to represent the progressive wing of the Democratic Party in Congress.

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2 comments

  1. There’s another Sandernista running in Wisconsin against Ron Kind in the 3rd congressional district, Myron Buchholz. Kind is Chair of the New Democrat Coalition and a strong proponent of the Trans Pacific Partnership. Here’s a campaign video he released just this week.

    Here’s a link to his website.

    http://buchholzforcongress.org/

    Please send the video around far and wide. It’s great!

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