Marchers at the Not My President March in early 2017. (Unmodified Creative Commons photo by Elvert Barnes. bit.ly/1jxQJMa)

Opinion: Voters Reject Trump Style Politics in New Jersey and Virginia

December 6, 2017 at 12:30 am 0 comments

Voters came out this past election with the intent of shunning President Trump’s hateful tactics and rhetoric. A wave of Democratic wins swept this election cycle, with historic wins in both New Jersey and Virginia.a Both Democrats and Republicans took to the polls with the hopes of making positive, progressiveRead More

Left: Ed Gillespie at the 2014 Virginia general election senate debate. Unmodified Creative Commons photo by the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce. http://bit.ly/1ryPA8o) Right: Virginia Lt. Governor Ralph Northam speaking in January 2017. (Public domain photo by Michaele White, Office of the Governor of Virginia.)

Tuesday’s Virginia Elections Being Watched More Closely Than Ever

November 6, 2017 at 1:21 am 0 comments

On Tuesday, November 7, voters in Virginia will head to the polls to elect their new governor and state legislators. In Virginia’s first general election since last year, Democrats are hoping to demonstrate an energized resistance to President Donald Trump. On the other hand, Republicans want to show that theyRead More

Annette Taddeo Makes Miami History

Annette Taddeo Makes Miami History

October 22, 2017 at 4:45 pm 0 comments

After an incredibly competitive race for the District 40 Florida State Senate seat, Annette Taddeo has claimed victory over the Republican candidate, Jose Felix Diaz. As the first Hispanic Democratic woman elected to the seat, Taddeo has made history. “It’s amazing and very humbling, now I am trying to makeRead More

New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno on a tour of Coast Guard Training Center Cape in 2014. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards.)

Next Month’s New Jersey Gubernatorial Race Heats Up

October 17, 2017 at 12:04 am 0 comments

The New Jersey governor race is continuing to heat up as current governor Chris Christie is approaching the final months of his two-term limit. Christie, a Republican, has been the governor of New Jersey since January of 2010 and is the first governor of the state since the 1980s toRead More

Doug Jones at a campaign event on August 12, 2017. (Unmodified Creative Commons photo by Open Minded in Alabama. http://bit.ly/1eBd9Ks)

In Alabama Special Election Democrats Pray for a Chance

October 16, 2017 at 10:58 am 0 comments

The Democrats have not had a serious contender in the Alabama U.S. Senate race since 1996, when Jeff Sessions beat out democratic hopeful Roger Bedford. Ever since 1996, Sessions has had a firm grasp on his senate seat, but now that Sessions has traded in his senate seat for aRead More

Philip Levine (Right) meets with then-Barcelona Mayor Xavier Trias in 2014. (Unmodified Creative Commons photo by Xavier Trias. http://bit.ly/RT9dL0)

Meet the Mayor Who May Run for Governor

October 12, 2017 at 12:01 am 0 comments

As 2018 draws closer, more candidates for Florida’s gubernatorial race are beginning to emerge. One such potential candidate is Philip Levine, current mayor of Miami Beach. Before becoming mayor, Levine was the founder and CEO of a company named Onboard Media, which was worth millions of dollars. After selling thatRead More

Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Philip Murphy at the Berlin-Schoenefeld Airport in 2010. (Public domain photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes.)

New Jersey Eyes a Return to Blue Roots in Upcoming November Election

August 14, 2017 at 5:02 pm 0 comments

Since 2008, the number of governorships held by the Democratic Party has decreased by 35.7 percent, with similar losses in state legislatures. For Democrats, this November’s New Jersey gubernatorial election is the first battle of a much larger effort to rebuild the party at the state level. For Republicans, itRead More

Rick Kriseman speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony of the St. Petersburg Police Headquarters. (Unmodified photo used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/RaejCi)

Rick vs. Rick: St. Petersburg’s Mayoral Election

August 1, 2017 at 1:18 am 0 comments

With only a month left before the August 29 primary in the St. Petersburg, Florida, mayoral race, the competition has been heating up. There are currently seven candidates running, but the frontrunners in the race are clear. Former Mayor Rick Baker and incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman are leading the pack.Read More

Official candidate portrait of Anna Eskamani. (Photo provided by Anna for Florida)

Anna V. Eskamani Set to Bring Progressive Spark to HD 47 Race

July 14, 2017 at 12:58 am 0 comments

On the steps of Orlando’s City Hall last week progressive activist Anna V. Eskamani officially declared her candidacy for House District 47. Republican Rep. Mike Miller currently represents HD 47 but will be running to represent Florida’s 7th congressional district in 2018. The 54 square mile House District 47 includes Orlando,Read More

Gianforte Wins Special Election Despite Assault Charge

Gianforte Wins Special Election Despite Assault Charge

May 30, 2017 at 12:51 pm 0 comments

On Thursday, Republican Greg Gianforte won the congressional special election in Montana less than 24 hours after being charged with assaulting Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs. In the midst of interviewing Gianforte regarding his reaction to the newly released CBO score on the House-passed health care bill, Jacobs was allegedly thrownRead More