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Our Candidates

Here are just a few of the exceptional leaders you nominated who have launched congressional campaigns! They are public servants, local leaders, and national figures. All Brand New Congress Candidates have pledged to take no corporate PAC money and no corporate lobbyist money. 

Meet the candidates and join their campaigns! We will be announcing a lot more candidates in the next few weeks. The race for a corruption-free Congress in 2018 has begun.

CORI BUSH

Missouri 1st

The people of Missouri’s 1st district need a representative who understands their struggles and will fight for real solutions. Cori Bush is a former teacher, a registered nurse and a pastor. She’s a single…

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ALEXANDRIA OCASIO

New York 14th

New York’s 14th congressional district urgently needs access to more reliable jobs, increased access to family support services like parental leave and free childcare. I will fight for universal access to quality…

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ANTHONY CLARK

Illinois 7th

Anthony Clark is a high school teacher and founder of the Suburban Unity Alliance. He believes it’s time this country lives up to its promise of liberty and justice for all. Anthony is here to work with you…

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ADRIENNE BELL

Texas 14th

Texas has one of the most robust economies in the country — even the world. There’s no reason the 14th shouldn’t be an economic leader. Health care, a good education, and the opportunity to succeed;…

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MICHAEL A. HEPBURN

Florida 27th

I will be a champion for public education, stand for fair and equal justice, and advocate for the expansion of Social Security, Medicare and comprehensive healthcare for all – since it should be a right not…

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ROBB RYERSE

Arkansas 3rd

Today’s Republican leadership has strayed far from their roots: Empowering people to live their lives freely and on their own terms, controlling costs and spending wisely, being good stewards…

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PAULA JEAN

West Virginia Senate

West Virginia coal powered a nation. Now it’s time for West Virginia to invest in ourselves. I’m ready to fight for Medicare for all, universal pre-K, free tech schools and colleges, and a multi-billion…

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SARAH SMITH

Washington 9th

A congressperson represents their people — at least, they’re supposed to. Congress today works to protect the bottom line of powerful multinational corporations, not people like us…

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LETITIA PLUMMER

Texas 22nd

For 20 years I’ve watched the middle class and working families get squeezed from every side by a political process that’s left their lives hanging in the balance. I’ve struggled as a small business…

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CHARDO RICHARDSON

Florida 7th

I have fought bullies all my life, and the biggest bullies in the world are governments and corporations that put profits before people. My experiences as a veteran and civil rights advocate prepared me to fight…

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ROZA CALDERON

California 4th

As a scientist, activist, and single mother, Roza Calderon knows that we need leaders who represent real people’s needs over party interests. That means combatting climate change, fighting for Medicare for All, and building an inclusive economy–not because it’s popular, because it’s the right thing to do for California’s 4th District.

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DOROTHY GASQUE

Washington 3rd

While our representatives argue about whether or not to raise the minimum wage, families are struggling to make rent. Dorothy Gasque is running for Congress in Washington’s 3rd district to reform our government and return power to the people rather than corporate interests Congress currently represents.  

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J. DARNELL JONES

Texas 2nd

J. Darnell Jones is a retired naval officer with 24 years of service, political activist and staunch advocate for cultural awareness and community involvement. As a representative for Texas’ 2nd district, he will fight for jobs, education, equity and equality for ALL. 

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DAVID BENAC

Michigan 6th

David is an educator, union representative, and community organizer challenging a now-vulnerable 16-term GOP incumbent in Michigan’s 6th. David is committed to ensuring health care and education for all and erasing dark money from politics. 

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VANESSA ADIA

Texas 12th

As a working mother and teacher, Vanessa is committed to ensuring that families come before profits in our government. She will fight for the issues that are important to all families– public education, health care, and an economy where everyone can succeed and support their families. 

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LINSEY FAGAN

Texas 26th

It’s time for genuine leadership that puts the lives and livelihoods of everyday Texans first. It’s time for leaders who serve the people of Texas, not the special interests. Linsey Fagan is running to represent Texas’ 26th district because, for too long, Texans have been without accountable leadership in Washington.

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RICK TREVIÑO

Texas 23rd

As a candidate for Texas’s 23rd District, Rick is committed to fighting for Medicare for All, strengthening and fully funding his district’s rural health care systems, and getting big money lobbyists and special interest out of politics.

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DAVID GILL

Illinois 13th

As an Emergency Room doctor, David bears witness to the overwhelming failures of the for-profit private health insurance industry on a daily basis. He’s been a member of Physicians for a National Health Program for the past 25 years, and he looks forward to being a leader in Congress moving us to the single-payer system which has been denied to us for far too long.

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MARC WHITMIRE

Tennessee 2nd

Marc is a veteran and small business owner fighting to end the corrupting influence of money in politics. He believes guaranteeing health care for every American with Medicare for All will help entrepreneurs by freeing up capital to grow their business and hire more workers. He will pursue sensible investments in emerging industries to create thousands of new, skilled jobs with good wages, ultimately reducing dependence on government services by closing the income gap. Those jobs will require skills, and people will need the training and education to pursue them. Marc believes every kid deserves a shot at the American Dream, and will fight to take Tennessee’s promise of a free college education to every citizen nationwide.

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PETER JACOB

New Jersey 7th

As a Licensed Social Worker, Peter Jacob has seen how our government has failed our communities. He knows the only way forward is to elect a true public servant, and that’s what he intends to be as the next representative from New Jersey’s 7th District.

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AMY VILELA

Nevada 4th

Amy Vilela in Nevada’s 4th District believes that we don’t have time to wait for career politicians, their donors, or special interests to do the right thing — she will fight and will never stop advocating for Medicare for All, a $15/hour living wage, a Green New Deal, and democratic and electoral reforms that remove Big Money from politics.

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WENDY REED

California 23rd

With 30 years of community advocacy and engaging citizens, Wendy Reed of California’s 23rd district will work to restore self-government by getting big money out of politics, bring essential resources to the district, help create an economy that works for everyone, and protect the rights of all people.

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JENNY MARSHALL

North Carolina’s 5th 

Jenny has a long career in education. As a former ESOL teacher, music teacher, and social studies teacher, her experience in advocacy proves that she is a fighter for education for all. She created programs to meet the needs of various levels of English learners, even offering a naturalization course for students applying to become U.S. citizens…

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JOHN HEENAN

Montana

As a consumer protection lawyer, John Heenan has dedicated his career to standing up for the regular working people of Montana who get ripped off by banks, insurance companies, and big corporations. In Congress, he’ll continue his track record of fighting for progressive values against powerful corporate interests.

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