2020 ‘Super Progressive’ Candidates List

Here’s the ultimate “2020 Super Progressive Candidates” list of truly bold progressives running for national office. 82 true Lefties ran in the November 3rd General Election.

16 Super Progressives won their races. 10 are incumbent winners, and 6 winners are new Members of Congress.

LAST UPDATED: November 30, 2020

Two Criteria

What makes a candidate “super?” A super progressive meets two criteria:

  1. He or she supports single-payer Medicare for All.
  2. She or he accepts NO corporate money.

Based on the above criteria, candidates invariably stand on a super progressive platform. They support policies like the Green New Deal, free public higher education, economic justice and human rights for all, and public-funded elections.

Click on a candidate’s name to go to their campaign website. For statewide snapshot summaries of super progressive platforms, click on a state’s link. (Listings are not necessarily endorsements.)

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Super Progressive Candidates, State-by-State

Alabama…

None.

Alaska…

Nada.

Arizona

AZ-01 Eva Putzova (D)
AZ-03 Raúl Grijalva (D) incumbent
AZ-05 Jon Ireland (D)

Arkansas

None.

California

CA-01 Audrey Denney (D)
CA-12 Shahid Buttar (D) 💲
CA-17 Ro Khanna (D) incumbent
CA-18 Rishi Kumar (D) *There are rumors that Rishi Kumar supports India’s autocratic, big-business Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. I did a little Googling. Kumar certainly admired Modi in 2015. Local voters, do your research.
CA-29 Angelica Dueñas (D)
CA-34 David Kim (D)
CA-38 Michael Tolar (D)
CA-42 Liam O’Mara (D) 💲
CA-53 Georgette Gómez (D)

Colorado

CO-04 Ike McCorkle (D)

Connecticut

Nada.

Delaware

None.

Florida

FL-03 Adam Christenson (D)
FL-24 Christine Olivo (I)

Georgia

US Senate Tamara Johnson Shealy (D) – Special election November 3, 2020
GA-08 Jimmy Cooper (G)
GA-14 Kevin Van Ausdal (D)

Hawaii

HI-02 Kai Kahele (D)

Idaho

ID-01 Joe Evans (I)

Illinois

IL-03 Marie Newman (D)
IL-16 Dani Brzozowski (D)

Indiana

IN-02 Pat Hackett (D) 💲
IN-04 Joe Mackey (D)
IN-09 Andy Ruff (D)

Iowa

IA-04 JD Scholten (D) 💲

Kansas…

Zip.

Kentucky

KY-02 Hank Linderman (D)

Louisiana

Zip.

Maine

US Senate Lisa Savage (G)

Maryland

None.

Massachusetts

US Senate Ed Markey (D) incumbent 💲
MA-07 Ayanna Pressley (D) incumbent

Michigan

US Senate Marcia Squier (G)
MI-01 Dana Alan Ferguson (D)
MI-02 Jean-Michael Creviere (G)
MI-04 Amy Slepr (G)
MI-06 Jon Hoadley (D)
MI-06 John Lawrence (G)
MI-13 Rashida Tlaib (D) incumbent
MI-14 Clyde Shabazz (G)

Minnesota

MN-05 Ilhan Omar (D) incumbent 💲
MN-05 Toya Woodland (G)

Mississippi

MS-01 Antonia Eliason (D)

Missouri

MO-01 Cori Bush (D) 💲
MO-05 Antwain Winters (G) write-in

Montana…

Nada.

Nebraska

NE-02 Kara Eastman (D) 💲

Nevada

None.

New Hampshire

Zip.

New Jersey

US Senate Veronica Fernandez (I)
US Senate Madelyn Hoffman (G)
NJ-12 Bonnie Watson Coleman (D) incumbent

New Mexico

NM-03 Teresa Leger Fernandez (D)

New York

NY-02 Harry Burger (G)
NY-04 Joseph Naham (G)
NY-14 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) incumbent
NY-16 Jamaal Bowman (D) ) 💲
NY-17 Mondaire Jones (D)
NY-19 Steven Greenfield (G)
NY-26 Mike Raleigh (G)

NY-27 Nate McMurray (D)

North Carolina

None.

North Dakota

ND-At-Large Zachary Raknerud (D) 💲

Ohio

OH-05 Nick Rubando (D)

Oklahoma

Zero.

Oregon

US Senate Ibrahim Taher (G)
OR-03 Alex DiBlasi (G)
OR-04 Daniel Hoffay (G)

Pennsylvania

PA-11 Sarah Hammond (D)

Rhode Island…

Zip.

South Carolina

None.

South Dakota…

Nada.

Tennessee…

US Senate Marquita Bradshaw (D)
TN-03 Amber Hysell (I)

Texas

TX-04 Russell Foster (D)
TX-10 Mike Siegel (D)
TX-14 Adrienne Bell (D)
TX-21 Thomas Wakely (G) (write-in)
TX-25 Julie Oliver (D)
TX-31 Donna Imam (D)
TX-33 Carlos Quintanilla (I)
TX-36 Hal Ridley (G)

Utah…

None.

Vermont…

VT-At-Large Chris Brimmer (VT Progressive Party)
VT-At-Large Christopher Helali (PCUSA)

Virginia

VA-01 Qasim Rashid (D)

Washington

WA-07 Pramila Jayapal (D) incumbent

West Virginia

US Senate Paula Jean Swearengin (D) 💲
WV-02 Cathy Kunkel (D)
WV-03 Hillary Turner (D)

Wisconsin

WI-02 Mark Pocan (D) incumbent

Wyoming

None.

US President

Mark Charles (I) and running mate, Adrian Wallace
Howie Hawkins (G) and running mate, Angela Walker

Giving: For a Progressive Congress

To help elect a progressive Congress, I aim to make a small donation to every super progressive candidate on this list. When I do, I put the “💲” after his/her name.

Do you have a giving plan to help fund a super progressive Congress? Do you focus on a few candidates, or many? Tell us about it in the comments. ❤️

Together, we get the job done.

Official 2020 Candidate Endorsements

The following organizations have made official 2020 endorsements, including some down-ballot candidates, ballot initiatives. and several decent Democratic candidates (who aren’t super-progressive enough to be on this list.)


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Iranian Assassination & U.S. Anti-War Protest — Tomorrow!

Join the anti-war protest in more than 30 cities.

Who knows why No.45 assassinated Iran’s top general. He wants a new feather in his war bonnet? So his poor, white, downtrodden followers hail him as Glorious Strongman? There’s money to be made?

#NoWarWithIran

Congress, alone, has the power to authorize war. They were not consulted. What a slap in the face — right after Congress approved Trump’s inflated military budget! (During the impeachment process, no less).

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) has a few choice words to say.

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) tried to head-off such an action.

The future (I hope) President responded. Sen. Bernie Sanders will do every in his power to prevent a war with Iran.

Unhappy with drums of war? Join the anti-war protest. Tomorrow: Saturday, January 4, 2020. National day of action: No More U.S. Troops to Iraq or the Middle East! U.S. Out of Iraq Now! And No War/No Sanctions on Iran!

Join the anti-war protest in more than 30 cities.

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Joyous Barks for a Happy New Year

As barksperson for the furry community, I SPEAK! our wish that everyone has a soft, warm (smooth or fluffy) Happy New Year — on January 1, or January 25 if you’re Chinese. And may every human being enjoy steadfast canine companionship throughout the coming year!

In 2020, allow more love, more peace, and more green on this Good Planet. If you’re unsure how, let dogs lead the way!

Let dogs lead the way — to save Winter, and to get somewhere!

2019 Is Nearly Over

First, the best news ever: 2019 is nearly over.

Another year went by without the stabilizing presence of a First Dog in The White House. Look what happened: President Tucker Frump got himself impeached! (The U.S. House should have turned him into a lemon, instead. But Nancy Pelosi is too nice, says Hugo.)

Hugo Pelosi is prepared to SPEAK! at the table.

Then, experts admitted they made mistakes — repeatedly. Climate scientists told us (about forty-six-hundred times in 2019) that the impact of climate change will be worse than they previously thought. Finally, someone called the situation what it really is: Climate Emergency. Teenagers had to take over.

Greta Thunberg, teen climate activist, flanked by steadfast DOGS.

Meanwhile, something is happening in Britain. Something called Brexit. Nobody asked for the canine opinion. The outcome? Peacenik Jeremy Corbyn lost the 2019 UK election. Sad news for canine consciousness: L-O-V-E.

Voter suppression: the UK does not actually allow dogs to vote.

2020 Just Ahead

Second, we hope that 2020 is the returning point — back to sanity. Bernie Sanders is running for U.S. President, again. His election would make 2020 amazing.

Bernie and I go way back. I was young, about one or two, when I met Bernie over Internet TV. Bernie was as old as he is today: Old! Yet his constant aim is to improve the world for younger generations. Bernie is humankind’s Wisest Alpha.

But a lot of old voters don’t get it.

Many oldsters will cast their last vote in 2020. According to BIG DOG’s plan, dead people may no longer thwart the hopeful visions of youth. So, why shouldn’t elderly voters give-in a teeny bit sooner?!?!? Old guy Michael Moore recently put it this way…

I say to adults my age, maybe we owe it to the young people. Because we were supposed to leave them a better country. We were supposed to leave them a better planet. And we, the 60s and 70s generation, we haven’t done that. So maybe we owe it to these young people to get behind the person they want. It’s their future.

~ Michael Moore, filmmaker

Aside from politics… 2020 could be the Year of Great Invention & Medical Breakthrough. Maybe scientists will finally crack the canine language code! With better interspecies communication, we dogs can help humans fix things better and faster than your wildest dreams…!

Until then: L-O-V-E to everyone! ❤️🐾 And a Happy New Year! ~ Chester

The Barking Dogs sing “Auld Lang Syne.”

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Canine Holiday Cheer

‘Tis the season of peace, joy, and succulent odors from the kitchen. People are celebrating Happy Hanukkah week, and Merry Christmas day tomorrow. Habari Gani Day (Kawanzaa) begins the next day. Happy Winter Holidays to all!

Up Close & Personal

Pet interviewer PAL talks to dogs about holiday food, favorite dog toy presents, and canine caroling.

Holiday Apparel

I’m large. The folks think it’s funny.

It’s better than an “ugly” Christmas sweater.

Family Misunderstandings

Everyone just assumes. But nobody knows who I really am, or cares about my dreams.

I’m a good Jewish boy. Where are the latkes?

The Best Gift of All

The best gift of all, is something we canines specialize in…

L-O-V-E

The Message of Christmas

The message of Christmas: You are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent… if you have a dog.

~ Paraphrased from Taylor Caldwell, by Chester 🐾

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Challenge: Plunge In (To Your Wallet) for a Progressive Congress

It’s easy to elect unbought representatives to do the work of democracy for you. (It’s hard to protest in the streets, get arrested, or fired for missing work.)

There are many unbought 2020 volunteers, or candidates, willing to do the heavy-lifting in Washington D.C. You know they’re unbought because they reject corporate money and they support single-payer Medicare for All.

However, until we have public-funded elections, we must plunge into our wallets to support the campaigns of unbought political candidates. Therefore, I have a challenge for you. (Or an idea, framework, or reminder.)

Since a progressive Congress will represent all Americans, living in all 50 states, your challenge is to contribute cash to 5 or 6 different progressive candidates each month. For instance…

  • $3 for your state’s progressive U.S. Senate candidate
  • $3 for your district’s progressive U.S. House candidate
  • $3 for a progressive U.S. House candidate outside your state district
  • $3 for a favorite progressive national candidate from another state
  • $3 for a different progressive national candidate each month

Go crazy, add a contribution to your favored progressive presidential candidate. A progressive Congress will be supporting him or her.

  • $5 for the progressive presidential candidate of your choice

… plus or minus the dollar amount, or number of candidates supported. By donating through ActBlue, which most progressive candidates use for their donations, every penny you donate goes to the candidate (no fees or percentages syphoned off) — so even a $1 helps.

Toss in a few coins. Turn the kitty into a progressive tiger!

I hope you’ll accept this challenge for a Progressive Congress. If you do, please pass it on. The number of people up to the challenge is more important than the number of dollars involved. There are so many progressives out there, even small dollars will transform into big dollars, like magic.

For your convenience, here are links to all the unbought progressive candidates running for national office in 2020:


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The UK Election & Awesome Labour Party Manifesto of 2019

The United Kingdom is holding a general election one week from today, on Thursday, December 12th. The race is primarily between the Tory Party (conservative) and Labour Party (progressive). Each party has released a 2019 manifesto.

Brexit and the National Health Service (NHS) are top issues for voters. What else is at stake in the UK 2019 General Election? Progressive readers will find a quick review below, from the Labour perspective. (Be prepared for awesome.)

Brexit? No Brexit? What Kind of Brexit?

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn supports a second referendum on Brexit.

Jeremy Corbyn provides a simple explanation on how Labour will deal with Brexit.

A Green Industrial Revolution

Saving the planet is a top priority with the Labour Party, which introduced the Green Industrial Revolution.

The National Health Service

Decades of austerity has jeopardized the NHS. In addition, recent leaks indicate the British and American governments have discussed privatizing parts of it, in terms of trade agreement — a very unpopular idea among Brits. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn offers a strong, reassuring response to Tory NHS shenanigans.

As you may imagine, Brits are personally fond of their National Health Service.

Economic Growth for Ordinary People

The economy is another serious issue of concern. Brits demand better economic opportunities.

Value-Driven Immigration Policy

In addition to economic justice, the average Brit wants to see social justice — including just immigration policies.

See: Immigration Under Labour Would Be Driven by Values, Says Abbott | The Guardian

On Privatization

Any Brit, with eyes are wide open, opposes the privatization of public utilities. For instance, they’re ready to take the rail system back.

While the Labour Party may poke fun at billionaires and their privatization agenda, they offer rational policies to reverse the trend.

And, of course, private hands must steer clear of the NHS!

The Labor Party Manifesto

The 2019 Labour Party Manifesto embraces a wealth of people-centered policies — for biking, the arts, animal welfare, race and faith, and more!

#ForTheMany

Austerity, fear-mongering, and authoritarian rule are eroding democracy all around the world. If two powerful nations, like the United Kingdom and the United States (in 2020), can effectively push back — the practical, rational wisdom of The People is positioned to save the world from the grave insanity and corruption of corporate greed.

#ForTheMany and #NotMeUs. Great British and American cousins think alike!


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Happy Thanksgiving, Progressive Rebels!

Happy Thanksgiving
…from Canine Chef Maymo.

Eat!

Maymo cooks Thanksgiving dinner for you.

Then take a nap…

Dream of all the progressive heroes in the land,
renown and unknown,
human and canine,
fighting the Good Fight for you and me.

Give Thanks!

Support.
Join in.
Send them a little raw cookie dough.
Spread the word.


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