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Brand New Congress will consider a select few candidates for the 2018 Primaries and General Election.

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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.
Cori Bush

Cori Bush

Candidate for House of Representatives - MO-01

Cori is a nurse, pastor, community activist, and mother running for Congress.

Learn Cori’s story and how to help her win the primary in August

Rob Davidson

Rob Davidson

Candidate for House of Representatives - MI-02

Rob is an emergency room physician and father running for Congress.

Learn Rob’s story and help him win the primary in August

Brent Welder

Brent Welder

Candidate for House of Representatives - KS-03

Brent is a labor lawyer, national workers’ rights advocate, and father running for Congress.

Learn Brent’s story and how to help him win the primary in August

Michael Hepburn

Michael Hepburn

Candidate for House of Representatives - FL-27

Michael is an youth mentor, academic advisor, and community leader running for Congress.

Learn Michael’s story and how to help him win the primary in August

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

Candidate for House of Representatives - WA-09

Sarah is an activist running for Congress.

Learn Sarah’s story and how to help her win the primary in August

Dr. Danielle Mitchell

Dr. Danielle Mitchell

Candidate for House of Representatives - TN-03

Danielle is a family physician and small business owner running for Congress.

Learn Danielle’s story and how to help her win the primary in August

Mindi Messmer

Mindi Messmer

Candidate for House of Representatives - NH-01

Mindi is an environmental scientist and mother running for Congress.

Learn Mindi’s story and how to help her win the primary in September

Chardo Richardson

Chardo Richardson

Candidate for House of Representatives - FL-07

Chardo is a lawyer, ACLU chapter leader, and community organizer running for Congress.

Learn Chardo’s story and how to help him win the primary in August

David Benac

David Benac

Candidate for House of Representatives - MI-06

David is a history professor, environmental advocate, and community organizer running for Congress.

Learn David’s story and how to help him win the primary in August

Marc Whitmire

Marc Whitmire

Candidate for House of Representatives - TN-02

Marc is a veteran and small business owner running for Congress.

Learn Marc’s story and help him win the primary in August

Dorothy Gasque

Dorothy Gasque

Candidate for House of Representatives - WA-03

Dorothy is a veteran, community organizer, and mother running for Congress.

Learn Dorothy’s story and help her win the primary in August

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Candidate for House of Representatives - NY-14

Alex is an entrepreneur, educator, and community leader running for Congress.

Learn Alex’s story and how to help her win the primary in June

James Thompson

James Thompson

Candidate for House of Representatives - KS-04

James is a civil rights attorney, veteran, and father running for Congress.

Learn James’s story and how to help him win the primary in August

Past Primaries
Brand New Congress candidates have already inspired 225,355 voters to go to the polls and vote for a working-class Congress.
Adrienne Bell

Adrienne Bell

Candidate for House of Representatives - TX-14

Adrienne Bell defeated Levy Barnes Jr. in the Democratic Primary March 5th, 2018.  She received 19,458 votes.

Source: Ballotpedia.org

She will now go on to the general election in November to challenge the incumbent Randy Weber (R)

Learn Adrienne’s story and how to help her win in November

Linsey Fagan

Linsey Fagan

Candidate for House of Representatives - TX-26

Linsey Fagan defeated Will Fisher in the Democratic Primary March 5th, 2018. She received 13,817 votes.

Source: Ballotpedia.org

She will now go on to the general election in November to challenge the incumbent Michael Burgess (R)

Learn Linsey’s story and how to help her win in November

Rick Treviño

Rick Treviño

Candidate for House of Representatives - TX-23

Rick Treviño faced a run off election on May 22nd and was defeated by Gina Jones. Rick received 7,826 votes.

Source: Ballotpedia.org

Rick will work closely with Brand New Congress to help his fellow candidates become elected. As a strong ally and avid canvassers, his experience reaching voters will prove valuable for our remaining primaries.

Learn Rick’s story here

J. Darnell Jones

J. Darnell Jones

Candidate for House of Representatives - TX-02

J. Darnell Jones came in second place in the Democratic Primary on March 5th. J. Darnell received 6,308 votes. 

Source: Ballotpedia.org

J. Darnell plans to run again in 2020 and will be supported by Brand New Congress. Learn J. Darnell’s story and how to help him win in 2020

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 4,341 votes.

Source: Ballotpedia.org

Richard plans to run again in 2020 and will be supported by Brand New Congress.

Learn Richard’s story and how to help him win in 2020

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 27,508 votes.

Source: Ballotpedia.org

Anthony plans to run again in 2020 and will be supported by Brand New Congress.

Learn Anthony’s story and how to help him win in 2020

Paula Swearingen

Paula Swearingen

Candidate for United States Senate - West Virginia

Paula Jean Swearingen was defeated by Joe Manchin (Incumbent) in the primary on May 8th. Paula received 48,302 votes. 

Source: Ballotpedia.org

Paula will work closely with Brand New Congress to help her fellow candidates become elected. Paula also plans to run again in 2020 and will be supported by Brand New Congress.

Learn Paula’s story here

Vanessa Adia

Vanessa Adia

Candidate for House of Representatives - TX-02

Vanessa Adia (D) ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary on March 5th, 2018.

Source: Ballotpedia.org

Vanessa will now go on to the general election in November to challenge the incumbent Kay Granger (R)

Learn Vanessa’s  story and how to help her win in November

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 March 20th, 2018.  He received 7,757 votes.

Source: Ballotpedia.com

Brand New Congress has not received a statement from Dr. Gill on his future plans.

Jenny Marshall

Jenny Marshall

Candidate for House of Representatives - NC-05

Jenny Marshall was defeated by Denise Adams  in the Democratic Primary May 8th 2018. Jenny received 12,944 votes. 

Source: Ballotpedia.com

Brand New Congress has not received a statement from Jenny Marshall on her future plans.

John Heenan

John Heenan

Candidate for House of Representatives - Montana

John is a consumer protection lawyer and father running for Congress.

Learn John’s story here

Roza Calderon

Roza Calderon

Candidate for House of Representatives - CA-04

Roza is a scientist and mother running for Congress.

Learn Roza’s story here

Ryan Khojasteh

Ryan Khojasteh

Candidate for House of Representatives - CA-12

Ryan is a law student running for Congress.

Learn Ryan’s story and how to help him with the primary in June

Amy Vilela

Amy Vilela

Candidate for House of Representatives - NV-04

Amy is a CFO in the nonprofit sector, community organizer, and mother running for Congress.

Learn Amy’s story and how to help her win the primary in June

Peter Jacob

Peter Jacob

Candidate for House of Representatives - NJ-07

Peter is a community organizer and activist running for Congress.

Learn Peter’s story and how to help him win the primary in June

Robb Ryerse

Robb Ryerse

Candidate for House of Representatives - AR- 03

Robb Ryerse (R)  was defeated by Steve Womack (Incumbent) in the primary on May 22nd. Robb received 5,422 votes.

Source: Ballotpedia.com 

Robb will work closely with Brand New Congress to help his fellow candidates become elected. Robb also serves on the Board at Brand New Congress.

Learn Robb’s story here