3 Progressive Candidates Advance From May 3rd Primaries to 2022 General
And Nina Turner loses her OH-11 primary, thanks to Big Money interference.
The Indiana and Ohio primaries occurred on May 3, 2022. Three noncorporate progressive candidates advanced to the General Election.
Matt Fyfe (D) won the IN-09 primary, with 56.5% of the vote.
Public Education - Quality Infrastructure - Environmental Protections - Energy Independence - Paid Parental Leave - Dignified Retirement Policies - Worker Rights - Labor Unions - Criminal Justice Reform - Equal Rights for All - Veteran Supports - Legalize Cannabis - Fight Political Corruption
Craig Swartz won the OH-05 primary with 55.2% of the vote.
Immigration Reform - Renewable U.S. Independent Energy - Labor Unions - Peaceful Foreign Policy - Smarter Taxation - Reproductive Rights - Public Banking - Voting Rights - End Gerrymandering - Environmental Protections - Campaign Finance Reform - Congressional Term Limits - Ban Stock Trading in Congress - Gun Safety - Medicare Expansion - Drug Addiction Rehabilitation - LGBTQ+ Rights - Expand Veteran Services
David Esrati won the OH-10 primary, with 31.3% of the vote.
End Corporate Welfare - Healthcare Not Health Insurance - Close the Wall Street Casino - Careers for Everyday Americans
Look at the policy platforms of these three candidates. All support anti-corruption policies.
The most notable May 3rd Democratic primary loser was Nina Turner. Her opponent, incumbent Rep. Shontel Brown (and corporate shill), received multi-millions of campaign dollars from pro-Israel and cryptocurrency SuperPACs.
The OH-11 primary election was so overwhelmed by Big Money that the progressive warrior group Justice Democrats, who loves Nina Turner, declined to endorse her this year. They sadly explained to The Intercept how they had to be strategic and place their limited people-powered resources behind candidates with a fair chance to win.
Add to that, the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) angered many people by endorsing corporate-favored Rep. Shontel Brown, instead of staunch progressive Nina Turner. I am one of those angry people.
After the negative backlash to Brown’s endorsement, CPC Chair Rep. Pramila Jayapal admitted the CPC may need to reevaluate their endorsement policy. Really!?! That made me send her a stern tweet.
In her concession speech, Nina Turner said, “Please, please, please stay with me, as we continue our justice journey together… Sister Turner ain’t going nowhere… Stay tuned. This is what ya’ll asked for…. I’ll see ya’ll in 2024!”
Wow. It sounds like Nina Turner plans to run for U.S. President.
Turner also lost because of her "1/2 bowl of shit" comment that was a factor in a Blue District that loves Biden. Some folks vote because they like the bowl and do not notice what's in it.
Bernie calling himself a Democratic Socialist is a similar big mistake, especially when he is a Social Democratic Capitalist.
We on the "left" must be careful in selecting our words and recognize that most folks vote emotionally and not strategically.
Keep up your great work.
Money-in-Politics is The Cause;
Everything else is a Symptom.