Socialists primary Texas State Representative Gina Hinojosa.

From the Texas Tribue

Instead of “Running everywhere and losing everywhere, the democratic socialists of America have started a targeted primary campaign against Democrats in deep, deep, blue districts. First up is Texas State Representative Gina Hinojosa House District 49 (Austin).

Representative Hinojosa won her district by 60 points (yes, 60, it is that blue) so it is an easy target for the socialist party. Hinojosa is a great representative and is the Vice Chair of the Criminal Jurisprudence; Human Services Committee. Prior to her run for HD49 Hinojosa served as a member of the Austin Independent School District. Her challenger, Herbie Smith, is a student at Texas University. 

Back in 2018 the lead socialist group, Justice Democrats, ran 80 candidates across the United States. They lost 73.

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.

In 2020 they got smarter targeting deep, deep blue areas such as the Travis County District Attorney’s office and just 9 candidates across the country. They did better and they believe they have the key to infiltrating the Democratic Party.

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

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