Maine District 02 Voters choose Jared Golden
Jared Golden, ex-Marine and ex-Senate staffer and state rep from Lewiston, is now our standard bearer running in Maine 02 against GOP congressman Bruce Poliquin. Ranked Choice Voting decided the outcome, with votes from the last place candidate raising Jared from 49 to 54 percent.
Jared has gotten gracious and enthusiastic support from his opponents. Both Lucas St. Clair and Craig Olson have vowed active co-operation to defeat Poliquin in November.
Throughout this primary campaign, Jared has been unwavering in pushing progressive goals. He wants to re-write the regressive GOP tax bill; he wants health care treated as a right, not a privilege; he urges fixes for the ACA, while working toward universal health care like Medicare for All.
Jared wants renewable energy projects expanded in Maine while blocking fossil fuel projects. He is a strong backer of trade unions and an opponent of offshore drilling.
So, now, we're off and running. Canvassing and phone-calling has begun in Maine. We are lining up our own involvement in the second district.
Team Leaders are Bess Coughlin and Vic Mailey.
To get involved, contact them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
It's primary day in New York (June 26). Voters in eastern Long Island will choose from 5 candidates in the Democratic primary. While our AAC team has been actively supporting Perry Gershon, they will support the candidate that wins the primary if Gershon loses. In a public show of mutual support, supporters of all 5 candidates in
NY 01 have made the same pledge. Long Island's NewsDay newspaper says, "Progressive grassroots groups that emerged on Long Island after the election of President Donald Trump, seeking to avoid the party rancor of 2016, are agreeing to agree: They’ll support any Democrat who wins in the June 26 congressional primaries."
Stay tuned for more news from NY 01!
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Posted by Katie White