The Weekly Bern (6/14/2020): Paula Jean Swearengin Wins Primary, Charles Booker & Jamaal Bowman Surging.

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As predicted, we did in fact see some more progressive victories in the June 9th primaries, and most of them were in West Virginia. While Stephen Smith did not manage the nomination, several West Virginia Can’t Wait candidates still have, including Senate candidate Paula Jean Swearengin. While Paula Jean’s nomination is a pretty big victory in and of itself when compared to the defeats of Erica Smith and Kimberly Graham earlier this year, it should be noted that she was not the only West Virginia Can’t Wait candidate to win her primary.

All three of three House nominees not only are part of the West Virginia Can’t Wait movement, but have each signed on to the People’s Platform, a collection of 30+ progressive plans and policy positions, some of which include the legalization of cannabis, a freedom dividend, and publicly funded college tuition. This is in addition to three State Senate candidates and 11 State Assembly candidates that have also advanced to their respective general elections. Read more

Pink Tsunami: The 2020 Senatorial Elections – Part Two

2020 Senatorial Elections Part Two

Here is the second part of this piece. This piece will cover the next six elections, which makes 13 out of 34 complete. The remaining three pieces will contain seven sections like the first piece did as oppossed to being like this one. I decided to shorten this one to six because I spent an extra long time ranting about Mitch McConnell. I swear, that last time you saw a turtle this evil it was kidnapping princesses. Speaking of evil… Read more