Skip to comments.Liberals banking on AOC 2.0 scramble for Mark Kelly alternative in Arizona
Posted on 02/18/2019 4:17:32 PM PST by jazusamo
When former astronaut Mark Kelly said last week he would run as a Democrat to try to unseat a sitting Republican U.S. senator in Arizona, the news sent liberal activists scrambling to try to come up with a candidate of their own.
Left-wing groups urged Rep. Ruben Gallego, a vocal member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, to join the race to give liberals a more palatable option as they prepare for 2020.
Across the country, those same liberal groups are eyeing next years elections with anticipation, hoping to prove that stunning primary season upsets in 2018, such as freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezs ousting of a 20-year party leader, were just an opening act.
And with President Trump likely leading the Republican ticket, they figure the stars are aligned.
I know in Michigan, there is a lot of new energy and hope for the 2020 election, freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Michigan Democrat, told The Washington Times, crediting that energy for helping her state approve ballot initiatives to loosen restrictions on voter participation, overhaul the redistricting process, and legalize marijuana.
A lot of people like myself are running for office and that is igniting a wave of people that tended not to vote in the past are now voting, she said. They feel a sense like that not only does it look different to have someone like me here, but it also feels and speaks differently to them, and I think that is really important. Thats what is incredible about our democracy is being able to have those diverse voices.
One prominent Democratic-primary target for liberal activists is Rep. Henry Cuellar in Texas, and there have been rumblings about a challenger to Rep. David Scott in Georgia.
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The question is how many Anastasia Conquistadors are there who have been brainwashed since they were sperm.
I actually heard today, on our (Phoenix) local radio station, Ruben Gallegos referred to as a REPUBLICAN. Not kidding. Big Media lies and lies and lies and then pretends oops! It was just a mistake. Now Mark Kelly is already advertising (much Iike Sinema did very early on) that he is INDEPENDENT. The lying Democrats have donations in kind from every segment of Big Media!!
I can almost hear the turkeys now, oops that was only a mistake.
Old school Dems can not get elected or supported as Dems so they call themselves Indpendents, e.g Howard Schultz
That shows you how far to the left the Dem party has swung. AOC is not a Demo anomaly. She is now "mainstream" for them.
In Arizona DNC has a lock on election fraud. They can “elect” anyone they want now just by rigging it - the RINO Attorney General and Governor don’t seem to care.
Is he the husband or the brother?
Paging rep Andy Biggs or Rep Paul Gossr...either one of these guys needs to step up and run in 2020...
Lets wrap this Freepathon up, Folks!
The left wants 2020 to be Waterloo.
That's not left enough for the Dem base anymore.
So She Guevara is a king maker now?
McSally and Gardner(CO) will be our most vulnerable seats in 2020. The AZ seat will be especially vulnerable since a loser was appointed to the seat. Hopefully, McSally will be primaried.
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