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State Primaries news and analysis from The Nation
September 12, 2018
Can New York’s Politics Finally Be As Progressive as Its Voters?
Republican-allied “Independent Democrats” face serious primary challenges from newly energized, activist candidates vowing to move the state party closer to its leftist base.
September 5, 2018
Catalina Cruz Dreams Big in Queens
Cruz wants to make New York State a progressive model for the rest of the country when it comes to immigrants’ rights. But there’s a catch: Many of the people she’s speaking to can’t vote.
September 4, 2018
Ayanna Pressley Wins a Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party
An insurgent with a clear vision for a more urgent and aggressively progressive politics defeats a 10-term incumbent in Massachusetts.
August 9, 2018
Can Alessandra Biaggi and Julia Salazar Unseat the GOP in Albany?
Forget the mythical Bernie Bro: New York has a brigade of Red Rosas ready to take on the establishment.
August 9, 2018
Ignore the Media Hype: Progressives Won Big Tuesday Night
This week’s primaries were won by both democratic socialists and progressive democrats. Who didn’t win? Centrists.
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August 8, 2018
An Enemy of Civil Rights Just Won the GOP Nomination for Governor of Michigan
As governor, Bill Schuette would follow in the footsteps of his backer, Donald Trump.
June 27, 2018
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins as a Democratic Socialist With a 21st-Century Vision
With a values-based campaign that championed Medicare for All and the abolition of ICE, the 28-year-old Latina beat a top Democratic incumbent.
June 25, 2018
Ben Jealous Shakes Up Maryland Politics
The former head of the NAACP is running for governor on a progressive platform that’s won endorsements from Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, and
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May 23, 2018
Stacey Abrams Makes History
Meanwhile, it’s yet another good night for women in Democratic primaries across the country.
May 14, 2018
In Nebraska, a House Undivided May Fall
How Governor Pete Ricketts took over Nebraska’s unicameral Legislature.