Socialists gain in the Democratic Congress

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.

Candidate Position Result Percentage
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.

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