A List of Progressive Candidates Running In 2020

All the people listed here take NO Corporate PAC money, are running for either the House of Reps. or the U.S. Senate, and are running as Democrats. This list will be updated with more candidates in the future.

Arizona

Eva Putzova

Former Flagstaff city councilwoman and candidate for Arizona’s 1st congressional district for 2020. Challenging Tom O’Halleran (D).

Full platform on her campaign website.

California

Audrey Denney

Farmer, Educator, Nominee for California’s 1st congressional district in 2018, and Candidate for California’s 1st congressional district for 2020. Challenging Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R).

Full platform on her campaign website.

Shahid Buttar

Electronic Frontier Foundation attorney, Grassroots organizer, candidate for California’s 12th congressional district in 2018, and candidate for California’s 12th congressional district for 2020. Challenging Nancy Pelosi (D).

Full platform on his campaign website.

Julia Peacock

Public School Teacher, Nominee for California’s 42nd congressional district in 2018, Candidate for California’s 42nd congressional district for 2020. Challenging Ken Calvert (R).

Full platform on her campaign website.

Ammar Campa-Najjar

Small Business Owner, Former Federal official, Nominee for California’s 50th congressional district in 2018, Candidate for California’s 50th congressional district for 2020. Challenging Duncan D. Hunter (R).

Full platform on his campaign website.

Aeiramique Glass-Blake

Activist and Candidate for California’s 51st congressional district for 2020.

Campaign website.

Jose Caballero

Founder/Former President of the San Diego Progressive Democratic club, candidate for California’s 53rd congressional district for 2020, 2016 national delegate for Bernie Sanders, and political consultant. Challenging Susan Davis (D).

Full platform on his campaign website campaign website.

Colorado

Crisanta Duran

Candidate for Colorado’s 1st congressional district for 2020, Former member of the Colorado House of Representatives from the 5th district, Former Majority Leader of the Colorado House of Representatives, 38th Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, and part of the Board of Advisers of Let America Vote. Challenging Diana DeGette (D).

Campaign website.

Illinois

Marie Newman

Candidate for Illinois’s 3rd congressional district in 2018, candidate for Illinois’s 3rd congressional district for 2020, businesswoman, advocate, and Founder of the “Team Up To Stop Bullying” program. Challenging Daniel Lipinski (D).

Full platform on her campaign website.

Anthony Clark

Candidate for Illinois’s 7th congressional district in 2018, candidate for Illinois’s 7th congressional district for 2020, Activist, Teacher, and Director of Suburban Unity Alliance nfp. Challenging Rep. Daniel K. Davis (D).

Full platform on his campaign website.

Betsy Dirksen Londrigan

Nominee for Illinois’s 13th congressional district in 2018, candidate for Illinois’s 13th congressional district for 2020, former nonprofit leader, former teacher, and entrepreneur. Challenging Rep. Rodney Davis (R).

Campaign website.

Kentucky

Steven Cox

Healthcare advocate and candidate for the U.S. Senate for 2020. Challenging Sen. Mitch McConnell (R).

Full platform on his campaign website.

Maine

Betsy Sweet

Activist, former director of the Maine Women’s Lobby, candidate for Maine’s Governor in 2018, and candidate for the U.S. Senate for 2020. Challenging Sen. Susan Collins (R).

Full platform on her campaign website.

Maryland

Mckayla Wilkes

Activist and candidate for Maryland’s 5th congressional district for 2020. Challenging Rep. Steny Hoyer (D).

Full platform on her campaign website.

Massachusetts

Ihssane Leckey

Candidate for Maryland’s 5th congressional district for 2020 and former Wall Street regulator. Challenging Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D).

Missouri

Cori Bush

Nurse, pastor, Candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2016, Candidate for Missouri’s 1st congressional district for 2018, and Candidate for Missouri’s 1st congressional district for 2020. Challenging Rep. Lacy Clay Jr. (D).

Full platform on her campaign website.

New Jersey

Rusell Cirincione

Litigator and candidate for New Jersey’s 6th congressional district for 2020. Challenging Frank Pallone (D).

Full platform on his campaign website.

New York

Shaniyat Chowdhury

Bartender, U.S. Marine Corps veteran, rugby player, and candidate for New York’s 5th congressional district for 2020. Challenging Gregory Meeks (D).

Lauren Ashcraft

A standup comedian and candidate for New York’s 12th congressional district for 2020. Challenging Carolyn Maloney (D).

Full platform on her campaign website.

Tomas Ramos

Educator, grassroots organizer, director of the Bronx River Community Center Educator, and candidate for New York’s 15th congressional district for 2020. Incumbent retiring, challenging a number of primary opponents.

Full platform on his campaign website.

Jamaal Bowman

Former teacher, middle school principal, and candidate for New York’s 16th congressional district for 2020. Challenging Rep. Elliot Engel (D).

Full platform on his campaign website.

South Carolina

Lawrence Nathaniel

Activist, a former organizer for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’s 2016 presidential campaign, founder of a group called People Demand Action, and candidate for South Carolina’s 2nd congressional district for 2020. Challenging Joe Wilson (R).

Full platform on his campaign website.

Texas

Sema Hernandez

Activist, member of Democratic Socialist of America, ambassador for the PoorPeoplesCampaign, candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2018, and candidate for the U.S. Senate for 2020.

Full platform on her campaign website.

Jessica Cisneros

Immigration and human rights attorney and candidate for Texas’ 28th congressional district for 2020. Challenging Henry Cuellar (D).

Full platform on her campaign website.

Washington

Joshua Collins

A truck driver and candidate for Washington’s 10th congressional district for 2020. Challenging Denny Heck (D).

Full platform on his campaign website.

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