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State Primaries news and analysis from The Nation
April 20, 2018
This Gun-Control Activist Helped Plan the March for Our Lives. Now She’s Running for Congress.
Lucy McBath, whose son was shot and killed in 2012, has jumped into the primary to take on Karen Handel in Georgia’s sixth district.
June 20, 2017
Why It’s So Hard for Insurgent Democrats to Defeat the Party’s Old Guard
As recent races in Virginia, New Jersey, and elsewhere show, the Democratic establishment has formidable financial and bureaucratic resources and won’t go down without a fight.
June 14, 2017
Tom Perriello Pushed Ralph Northam Left, but Came Up Short
Progressive insurgents should take note of what worked for Perriello—and what didn’t.
May 26, 2017
Trumpism Will Be Defeated by a Movement on the Horizon
Georgia House minority leader Stacey Abrams is showing one way forward.
August 31, 2016
Arizona Voters Had to Wait As Long as 5 Hours to Cast Their Primary Votes
Now, the state’s voters may kick out the official responsible for the fiasco.
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June 30, 2016
Meet Misty Snow: Grassroots Activist, Working-Class Progressive, Trans Woman, Democratic Nominee for the US Senate
A first-time candidate borrows a page from Bernie Sanders and gets nominated for the US Senate.
June 29, 2016
Zephyr Teachout’s Campaign Against Economic and Political Corruption Just Scored a Big Win
Teachout swept the Democratic primary, setting up a race against a Republican backed by billionaire hedge-fund managers.
April 27, 2016
Democrats Nominate a Bold Champion of Popular Democracy
Maryland congressional candidate Jamie Raskin just won a key primary. Now, he is preparing to win big fights for voting rights, campaign finance reform and economic and social justice.
April 8, 2016
Republicans Need a New Party, Not a New Candidate
Whether they choose Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, bigotry and immorality have already won the day in the Republican Party.
March 30, 2016
The Bernie-Inspired Candidate for Senator From Pennsylvania
John Fetterman is running against the establishment—can he win?