The progressive wing of the Democratic Party, a.k.a. the extra-chromosome Left, hasn’t had a lot to be happy about coming from the ballot box since Bernie Sanders (I-VT) dropped out of the race by suspending his presidential campaign two-and-a-half months ago.
However, the left seems to be coming back, giving extra moderate Democratic candidates some significant competition in newly competitive primaries in Kentucky and New York, two of the states holding elections on Tuesday.
An election contest that’s getting a lot of media attention is the Democratic Senate primary in Kentucky where Amy McGrath, who is supported by the Democrat establishment and was considered the heavy favorite who enjoyed a massive fundraising advantage, is now facing a critical threat from progressive candidate and state Representative Charles Booker.
The thing I like about progressives is unlike their Democrat counterparts, they don’t lie about what they want to do if elected to office. They openly tell you that they want to shake things up, punish certain segments of society while favoring others. It’s wholly unamerican, and the nonprogressive Democrats do the same thing, but they just lie about it when campaigning.
Another big election getting attention is in New York, where longtime Democratic Representative Eliot Engel is in the battle of his political career against progressive challenger Jamaal Bowman, a middle school principal in the Bronx for the past 10 years.
Bowman and Booker had been boosted in recent weeks after scoring endorsements from the largest names from the Left – Sanders, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) (AOC). Fox Information confirmed that Sanders has raised $750,000 for Booker, Bowman and the other progressive candidates he’s backing in Tuesday’s primaries.
Engel, in his own right, has earned the endorsements of Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) who is the third-ranking Democrat in the chamber, as well as House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) and fellow New York Representative Hakeem Jeffries, who chairs the House Democratic Caucus, as well as failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Engel also has the backing of the Congressional Black Caucus’ political arm.
And the surge for the candidates – who are black and facing white opponents– comes amid a time of nationwide protests over police brutality against minorities and systemic racism. That could cost the white candidates votes, even though, outside of supporting stupid progressive Democrat policies, they didn’t commit police brutality on anyone.
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Rich is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and runs Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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