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Brand NEW Congress 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! The race for a corruption-free Congress in 2018 has begun.
James Thompson

James Thompson

Candidate for House of Representatives - KS-04

James Thompson is a veteran, a civil rights attorney, and the Democratic nominee for Congress in Kansas’s 4th congressional district. After nearly winning last year’s special election to replace Mike Pompeo, he immediately announced his run for 2018. He defeated challenger Laura Lombard in the Democratic Primary with 19,844 votes.

James will face first-term incumbent Ron Estes (R) in November’s General Election.

Learn James’s story and how to help him win the general election 

Zak Ringelstein

Zak Ringelstein

Candidate for United States Senate - ME

Zak Ringelstein is a public school teacher, entrepreneur, education activist, and Democratic nominee for US Senate in Maine. Zak is not taking a single penny from corporations, PACs, lobbyists, or special interests of any kind because he believes it is time for the working class to write the laws in Washington.

Zak received 89,841 votes in the Democratic primary, and will face incumbent Angus King (I) in November.

Learn Zak’s story and how to help him win the general election 

Dr. Rob Davidson

Dr. Rob Davidson

Candidate for House of Representatives - MI-02

Dr. Davidson is an Emergency Room doctor who believes healthcare is a human right. After confronting his incumbent at a town hall on the issue of Medicare for All, members of the community asked Rob to run for office. He earned 52,221 votes running unopposed in the Democratic Primary, despite spending only 1/10th of incumbent Republican Rep. Bill Huizenga’s primary budget.

Rob will face Rep. Huizenga head on in the November General Election.

Learn Rob’s story and help him win the general election

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Candidate for House of Representatives - NY-14

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a former Bernie Sanders organizer, founder of a non-profit, entrepreneur, and the first woman and person of color to win a major party nomination in New York’s 14th district. Alexandria defeated the fourth most powerful Democrat in Congress, incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley, in their June primary, with 16,898 votes (a 13.5% margin of victory) despite being outspent 10 to 1.

If she wins in November, she will be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Alex faces Anthony Pappas (R) in the General Election.

Learn Alex’s story and help her win the general election.

Marc Whitmire

Marc Whitmire

Candidate for House of Representatives - TN-02

Marc is a veteran and small business owner running for Congress. He is running as an Independent candidate in the November general election.

Learn Marc’s story and help him win the general election

Dr. Danielle Mitchell

Dr. Danielle Mitchell

Candidate for House of Representatives - TN-03

Dr. Mitchell is a family physician who runs a community clinic to help working class families have more affordable access to healthcare. She earned 30,927 votes running unopposed in the Democratic Primary. She faces incumbent Republican Rep. Chuck Fleischmann in the November General Election.

Learn Danielle’s story and how to help her win the general election

Lorie Burch

Lorie Burch

Candidate for House of Representatives - TX-03

Lorie Burch is an attorney who advocates for women, minorities, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQIA community, who earned the Democratic nomination for the Texas 3rd Congressional District. Lorie won the Democratic primary runoff with more than 73% of the vote, for a combined total of 24,896 votes in the primary and the runoff, and became the first woman to win the nomination of a major party in TX-03.

She faces Republican Van Taylor in the race to replace the retiring GOP incumbent this November.

Learn Lorie’s story and how to help her win the general election

Vanessa Adia

Vanessa Adia

Candidate for House of Representatives - TX-12

Vanessa Adia is a teacher and the Democratic nominee for the Texas 12th Congressional District after she earned 21,018 votes running unopposed in the Democratic Primary. Vanessa spent only $55,241, which was 4.5% of the more than $1.2M spent by her opponent, incumbent Republican Rep. Kay Granger.

Learn Vanessa’s  story and how to help her win the general election

Adrienne Bell

Adrienne Bell

Candidate for House of Representatives - TX-14

Adrienne Bell is a teacher, a former Obama organizer, and the first woman of color to be nominated by a major party in the Texas 14th Congressional District. Adrienne secured the Democratic nomination with a decisive victory in the March primary, where she earned 80% of the vote, receiving 19,600 votes.

She faces Tea Party Republican incumbent Randy Weber in the November General Election.

Learn Adrienne’s story and how to help her win the general election

Linsey Fagan

Linsey Fagan

Candidate for House of Representatives - TX-26

Linsey Fagan is a proud single mom, a tech entrepreneur, and the first woman to secure a major party nomination for Texas’s 26th Congressional District. Linsey earned 13,895 votes in the Democratic primary to become the nominee.

She will face off with incumbent Rep. Michael Burgess, a Tea Party Republican and staunch Trump ally, in the November General Election.

Learn Linsey’s story and how to help her win the general election

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

Candidate for House of Representatives - WA-09

Sarah Smith is a working class woman, activist, and organizer running on a bold anti-war platform to represent Washington’s 9th Congressional District. With a team of fiercely dedicated volunteers Sarah earned her place in November’s General Election with 39,409 votes on a budget of just $1.05 per vote, all while continuing to work a full time job.

She faces 22-year incumbent Rep. Adam Smith in the November General Election.

Learn Sarah’s story and how to help her win the general election

Past Primaries
Brand New Congress candidates have already inspired 643,334 voters and counting…. to go to the polls and vote for a working-class Congress.
J. Darnell Jones

J. Darnell Jones

Candidate for House of Representatives - TX-02

J. Darnell Jones was defeated by Todd Litton in the Democratic Primary on March 5th, 2018. Darnell received 6,336 votes. 
Rick Treviño

Rick Treviño

Candidate for House of Representatives - TX-23

Rick Treviño faced a runoff election and was defeated by Gina Jones. In the March 6th, 2018 primary and the May 22nd, 2018 runoff election, Rick received a combined 16,006 votes.
Anthony Clark

Anthony Clark

Candidate for House of Representatives - IL-07

Anthony Clark was defeated by Danny Davis (incumbent) in the Democratic Primary March 20th, 2018. He received 28,867 votes.
Dr. David Gill

Dr. David Gill

Candidate for House of Representatives - IL-13

Dr. David Gill was defeated by Betsy Londrigan  in the Democratic Primary on March 20th, 2018.  He received 7,757 votes.
Richard Watkins

Richard Watkins

Candidate for House of Representatives - NC-04

Richard Watkins was defeated by David Price (incumbent) in the Democratic Primary May 8th, 2018.  He received 4,391 votes.
Jenny Marshall

Jenny Marshall

Candidate for House of Representatives - NC-05

Jenny Marshall was defeated by Denise Adams  in the Democratic Primary on May 8th, 2018. Jenny received 12,987 votes. 
Paula Swearengin

Paula Swearengin

Candidate for United States Senate - WV

Paula Jean Swearingen was defeated by Joe Manchin (Incumbent) in the Democratic Primary on May 8th, 2018. Paula received 48,302 votes. 
Robb Ryerse

Robb Ryerse

Candidate for House of Representatives - AR- 03

Robb Ryerse was defeated by Steve Womack (Incumbent) in the Republican Primary on May 22nd, 2018. Robb received 9,595 votes.
Roza Calderon

Roza Calderon

Candidate for House of Representatives - CA-04

Roza Calderon was defeated by Jessica Morse in the Democratic Primary on June 5th, 2018. Roza received 13,621 votes.
Ryan Khojasteh

Ryan Khojasteh

Candidate for House of Representatives - CA-12

Ryan Khostajeh was defeated by Nancy Pelosi in the Democratic Primary on June 7th, 2018. Ryan received 9,498 votes.
John Heenan

John Heenan

Candidate for House of Representatives - Montana

John Heenan was defeated by Kathleen Williams in the Democratic Primary on June 5th, 2018. John received 35,480 votes.
Peter Jacob

Peter Jacob

Candidate for House of Representatives - NJ-07

Peter Jacob was defeated by Tom Malinowski in the Democratic Primary on June 5th, 2018. Peter received 7,503 votes.
Amy Vilela

Amy Vilela

Candidate for House of Representatives - NV-04

Amy was defeated by Steven Horsford in the Democratic Primary on June 12th, 2018. Amy received 3,388 votes.
Brent Welder

Brent Welder

Candidate for House of Representatives - KS-03

Brent Welder was defeated by Sharice Davids in the Democratic Primary on August 7th, 2018. Brent received 20,904 votes.
David Benac

David Benac

Candidate for House of Representatives - MI-06

David Benac was defeated by Matt Longjohn in the Democratic Primary on August 7th, 2018. David received 12,867 votes.
Cori Bush

Cori Bush

Candidate for House of Representatives - MO-01

Cori Bush was defeated by William Lacy Clay in the Democratic Primary on August 7th, 2018. Cori received 53,056 votes.
Dorothy Gasque

Dorothy Gasque

Candidate for House of Representatives - WA-03

Dorothy Gasque was defeated by Carolyn Long (D) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R) in the top-two primary on August 7, 2018. She received 7,983 votes.
Chardo Richardson

Chardo Richardson

Candidate for House of Representatives - FL-07

Chardo Richardson was defeated by Stephanie Murphy (incumbent) in the Democratic Primary on August 28th, 2018. He received 7,843 votes.
Michael Hepburn

Michael Hepburn

Candidate for House of Representatives - FL-27

Michael Hepburn was defeated by Donna Shalala in the Democratic Primary on August 28th, 2018. He received 2,723 votes.
Mindi Messmer

Mindi Messmer

Candidate for House of Representatives - NH-01

Mindi Messmer was defeated by Chris Pappas (D) in teh Democratic Primary on September 11th, 2018. She received more than 5,600 votes (final tally pending).