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Thu May 2, 2013, 11:36 AM

Can someone post a list of the corporate Democrats who need to be primaried in 2014.

Also, please provide the names of potential challengers.

Focusing on Republican obstruction is obfuscation, ignoring that some Democrats are partly to blame.

Thanks in advance.

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Reply Can someone post a list of the corporate Democrats who need to be primaried in 2014. (Original post)
ProSense May 2013 OP
AnotherMcIntosh May 2013 #1
ProSense May 2013 #2
AnotherMcIntosh May 2013 #3
ProSense May 2013 #4
dreamnightwind May 2013 #6
AnotherMcIntosh May 2013 #9
dreamnightwind May 2013 #10
AnotherMcIntosh May 2013 #11
dreamnightwind May 2013 #21
MineralMan May 2013 #13
AnotherMcIntosh May 2013 #15
MineralMan May 2013 #16
brooklynite May 2013 #17
AnotherMcIntosh May 2013 #20
ProSense May 2013 #5
dreamnightwind May 2013 #7
backscatter712 May 2013 #8
ProSense May 2013 #12
brooklynite May 2013 #19
JoePhilly May 2013 #14
HappyMe May 2013 #18

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 11:48 AM

1. Here's an idea. Why don't you solicit or post a list of those who should not be primaried.

 

Here's my list of those who deserve our support and should not be primaried:

Arizona
Raúl Grijalva (AZ-3, Tucson)
Ed Pastor (AZ-7, Phoenix)

California
Jared Huffman (CA-2, San Rafael)
George Miller (CA-11, Richmond)
Barbara Lee (CA-13, Oakland)
Michael Honda (CA-17, San Jose)
Sam Farr (CA-20, Monterey)
Judy Chu (CA-27, El Monte)
Henry Waxman (CA-33, Los Angeles)
Xavier Becerra (CA-34, Los Angeles)
Karen Bass (CA-37, Baldwin Hills)
Linda Sánchez (CA-38, Lakewood)
Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40, Los Angeles)
Mark Takano (CA-41, Riverside)
Maxine Waters (CA-43, Inglewood)
Janice Hahn (CA-44, San Pedro)

Colorado
Jared Polis (CO-2, Boulder, Fort Collins)

Connecticut
Rosa DeLauro (CT-3, New Haven)

Florida
Corrine Brown (FL-5, Jacksonville)
Alan Grayson (FL-9, Orlando)
Lois Frankel (FL-22, West Palm Beach)

Georgia
John Lewis (GA-5, Atlanta)

Illinois
Luis Gutiérrez (IL-4, Chicago)
Danny Davis (IL-7, Chicago)
Jan Schakowsky (IL-9, Chicago)

Indiana
André Carson (IN-7, Indianapolis)

Iowa
Dave Loebsack (IA-2, Cedar Rapids)

Maine
Chellie Pingree (ME-1, North Haven)

Maryland
Donna Edwards (MD-4, Fort Washington)
Elijah Cummings (MD-7, Baltimore)

Massachusetts
Jim McGovern (MA-2, Worcester)
Joseph P. Kennedy III (MA-4, Newton)
Ed Markey (MA-5, Malden)
John Tierney (MA-6, Salem)
Mike Capuano (MA-7, Boston)

Michigan
John Conyers (MI-13, Detroit)

Minnesota
Keith Ellison (MN-5, Minneapolis)
Rick Nolan (MN-8, Crosby)

Mississippi
Bennie Thompson (MS-2, Bolton)

Missouri
William Lacy Clay, Jr. (MO-1, St. Louis)
Emanuel Cleaver (MO-5, Kansas City)

New Hampshire
Ann McLane Kuster (NH-2, Hopkinton)

New Jersey
Frank Pallone (NJ-6, Long Branch)
Rush Holt (NJ-12, Hopewell Township)

New Mexico
Ben R. Luján (NM-3, Santa Fe)

New York
Nydia Velázquez (NY-7, Brooklyn)
Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8, Brooklyn)
Yvette Clarke (NY-9, Brooklyn)
Jerrold Nadler (NY-10, Manhattan)
Carolyn Maloney (NY-12, Manhattan)
Charles Rangel (NY-13, Harlem)
José Serrano (NY-15, Bronx)
Louise Slaughter (NY-25, Rochester)

North Carolina
Mel Watt (NC-12, Charlotte)

Ohio
Marcy Kaptur (OH-9, Toledo)
Marcia Fudge (OH-11, Warrensville Heights)

Oregon
Earl Blumenauer (OR-3, Portland)
Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1, Beaverton)
Peter DeFazio (OR-4, Eugene)

Pennsylvania
Chaka Fattah (PA-2, Philadelphia)
Matt Cartwright (PA-17, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Pottsville)

Rhode Island
David Cicilline (RI-1, Providence)

Tennessee
Steve Cohen (TN-9, Memphis)

Texas
Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18, Houston)
Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30, Dallas)

Vermont
Peter Welch (VT-At Large)

Virginia
Jim Moran (VA-8, Alexandria)

Washington
Jim McDermott (WA-7, Seattle)

Wisconsin
Mark Pocan (WI-2, Madison)
Gwen Moore (WI-4, Milwaukee)

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #1)

Thu May 2, 2013, 11:54 AM

2. Are any of those Reps on this list

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll117.xml

No, I think posting the list of those needing to be primaried is better. Pick the top ten.


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Response to ProSense (Reply #2)

Thu May 2, 2013, 11:57 AM

3. My recommendation: primary all those who are not liberals or progressives.

 

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #3)

Thu May 2, 2013, 12:00 PM

4. So you can't name them?

You posted a list of people who shouldn't be primaried.

Did you check to see if any of them voted for CISPA?

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #1)

Thu May 2, 2013, 06:54 PM

6. Huffman should not be on that list

He is more conservative and corporate than most people in this district. He will be primaried, too. No way will a Republican win this district, so no reason not to go for it. This district should be, for the House, what Vermont is for the Senate with Bernie Sanders. I support Norman Solomon in this district.

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Response to dreamnightwind (Reply #6)

Thu May 2, 2013, 08:51 PM

9. Unless I'm mistaken, Rep Jared Huffman has not voted a single time with the conservatives.

 

In contrast, he co-sponsored the Fair Minimum Wage Bill of 2013 (H.R. 1010) to increase the minimum wage so that it would increase from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour over the next two years. The Bill would also automatically adjust the minimum wage to automatically increase to keep pace with inflation.

Sounds alright to me.

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #9)

Fri May 3, 2013, 03:37 AM

10. Let the voters decide

rather than you. That's what the primaries are for.

Huffman doesn't suck, but we can actually do better here, and should. What's the risk? Do you live here?

Off the top of my head, Huffman wouldn't sign the Grayson petition about not supporting any entitlement cuts. That isn't real high on my list, though, I can understand reasons not to sign such a thing. There were more substantial issues in the last primary, and there will be again next time. If you live here, you can vote for Huffman, just please don't discourage the primary process.

What are your criteria for who does not need to be primaried? If we're not enabling a Republican, I say let the primaries sort it out.

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Response to dreamnightwind (Reply #10)

Fri May 3, 2013, 07:42 AM

11. Of course the voters are going to decide. Did you really think that an anonymous DU poster would?

 

If so, that's the rudest and stupidest thing that I've read this morning.

The OP solicited comments. I provided mine. You say, "Let the voters decide rather than you." I never claimed to be deciding whether Huffman nor anyone else would be elected. I do know that he is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. It is clear that you are trying to suppress votes for this particular progressive Democrat. If you don't like me saying something good about Congressman Huffman, too bad.

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #11)

Fri May 3, 2013, 03:31 PM

21. Wow

It's you who are trying to suppress what will be a very interesting primary. The Dem who gets the most votes will win this district, not much question about that, so suppressing votes for Huffman is a ruse. Good grief.

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #1)

Fri May 3, 2013, 07:56 AM

13. You left out Betty McCollum MN CD-4

What are your criteria for this list, if I may ask?

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #13)

Fri May 3, 2013, 08:12 AM

15. Is she a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus?

 

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #15)

Fri May 3, 2013, 08:14 AM

16. I don't know, but her positions are progressive.

Look at her voting record.

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #1)

Fri May 3, 2013, 08:19 AM

17. So, it's okay to be a political hack as long as you reliably vote Democratic?

Yvette Clarke is probably one of the least productive members of Congress (I was in her district until 2010). She has a low attendance rate and develops no legislation on her own. Her district could do far better without any risk of a Republican winning.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #17)

Fri May 3, 2013, 08:32 AM

20. Low attendance rate? Develops no legislation on her own?

 

Maybe she's being groomed to be the next president.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 12:20 PM

5. Wait, is the

anti-corporate Democrats meme just talk or are people seeking action?

Here's a list that should help determine who should be primaried.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022787209

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Response to ProSense (Reply #5)

Thu May 2, 2013, 07:02 PM

7. Why base it on CISPA?

Reprehensible as it is, there are plenty of other issues to use. An index that looks at a number of issues, and at campaign funding sources, would be a better measure.

And I'm confused. I always took you as being a supporter of the corporate Democrats. Are you sincere here, or just playing a game? If you're sincere, welcome.

No good reason to limit House primaries to 10, as you suggested, that looks like game playing to me.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 07:06 PM

8. Top of my list: Mark Pryor. n/t

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #8)

Fri May 3, 2013, 07:54 AM

12. That would be great!

I'm surprised at how few people are naming names. Pryor is at the top of my list, followed by Hagan, Landrieu and Warner.

Sometimes it appears that all the talk about "corporate Democrats" is really cover to bash Obama, who just won re-election in a landslide.

No one ever talks about specific Democrats who need to go in real terms backed up by action. It's all noise.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #12)

Fri May 3, 2013, 08:28 AM

19. Landrieu and Hagen just (courageously) voted in favor of the gun bill.

Both supported the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Both supported ACA

Both supported repeal of DADT

But, if you can't have 100% progressive values, much better to have a Republican...

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri May 3, 2013, 07:56 AM

14. Given the amount of screaming that goes on here at DU ... you should

receive multiple LONG lists of names.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #14)

Fri May 3, 2013, 08:21 AM

18. Yeah, this thread should have

at least 70 replies.

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