Elect Democratic women in November

Democrats (and progressives) had a huge victory on Tuesday in the biggest primary day before the 2018 elections, and among those who won big: women. A record number of women are on the ballot this year, and a lot of them are winning. Here’s a bit more from HuffPo:

More than 500 women have so far filed to run in primaries this year, according to the Center for American Women and Politics. That number represents a 67 percent jump from 2016. More than 110 of those women have won their races, 30 of them in California alone. Most of the women running are Democrats, although one-third of Republican women running have also won their races.

Yet despite the unprecedented number of female candidates, they still only represent about 23 percent of all candidates running nationwide, Lawless noted. “That’s not much different to the proportion in previous election cycles. Men are motivated to run for office too, and that’s why we’re seeing such a crowded primary.”

Let me walk you through a few of the most-notable female candidates on the ballot this fall, along with links for you to donate to their campaigns. If we’re going to take back the Congress in November, we need to support good candidates NOW. So here is my certainly-not-all-inclusive list of candidates of note who either won their primaries Tuesday, or are simply kick-ass women we need to support in November:

NEW JERSEY: Former US Navy pilot Mikie Sherrill is running for Congress from New Jersey in the open seat being vacated by GOP Trump protégé Rodney Frelinghuysen. She won her primary Tuesday night, and she’s the real deal. Donate here.

NEW MEXICO: Deb Haaland won her primary Tuesday, and is set to become the first Native American woman to ever serve in Congress. Donate here.

TEXAS: Veronica Escobar is set to become the first Latina congresswoman from Texas. Donate here.

ARIZONA: Kyrsten Sinema is running for the US Senate, and would be the first openly-bisexual US Senator. Donate here.

IOWA: Abby Finkenauer won her primary on Tuesday, and will be the youngest woman elected to Congress if she beats Tea Party Trump-supporting GOP congressman Rod Blum this fall. Donate here.

KENTUCKY: Former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath is running for Congress as a Democrat from the 6th district in Kentucky. McGrath just won her primary last night. Now let’s take her across the finish line. Donate here.

NEVADA: Jacky Rosen has the best to unseat a Republican US Senator this fall, in her battle against TrumpCare architect Dean Heller. Donate here.

OHIO: Janet Garrett is running against treason-weasel Trump-defender Jim Jordan. Donate here.

Please do give to these candidates. The only way we’re going to win this fall is by supporting our candidates now, today. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is for us to win back the Congress this fall. Our entire strategy for stopping Trump, and putting America back on the right path, depends on it. Please help.


Follow me on Twitter: @aravosis | @americablog | @americabloggay | Facebook | Instagram | Google+ | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown; and has worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and as a stringer for the Economist. He is a frequent TV pundit, having appeared on the O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline, AM Joy & Reliable Sources, among others. John lives in Washington, DC. .

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