They are getting smarter.
Two years ago Justice Democrats, the socialist organization funded by Senator Sanders, endorsed 80 candidates across the country. From a previous post:
Out of 80 candidates endorsed by JD, only 7 won. 2 were incumbents in deep blue districts. 1 was unopposed. 4 were all in very blue districts wiping out their general election opponents. It’s not like they were endorsing in tough competitive states like Texas, although those that did, lost. All of them. One raised over a $1 Million and lost 70-30 in the primary.
This year they were smarter endorsing only 9 candidates in deep, deep, blue districts with somewhat better results. Three won in the general election. The rest lost in the general or the primary but the socialists ended up gaining in the House and it’s a blueprint for how to continue to win.
|Marie Newman||IL-03||Won in general||53-46||Deep Blue|
|Cori Bush||MO-01||Won in general||80-17||Deep Blue|
|Jamaal Bowman||NY-16||Won in general||82-17||Deep Blue|
|Georgette Gomez||CA-53||Lost in General||59-40||Deep Blue|
|Kara Eastman||NE-02||Lost in General||50-46||Toss up|
|Alex Morse||MA-01||Lost in primary||58-42||Deep Blue|
|Betsy Sweet||ME-SN||Lost in primary||71-22||Collins Seat|
|Morgan Harper||OH-03||Lost in primary||68-31||Deep Blue|
|Jessica Cisneros||TX-28||Lost in primary||57-39||Deep Blue|
Locally the socialists attempted to win in District Attorney races with the Travis County DA flipping. Here in Harris County the Democrat, Kim Ogg easily won in the primary and in the general.
Look for the Justice Democrats to continue running under the “progressive” banner in deep, deep blue areas knocking off Democrats in the primary and easily winning in the general election.