Progressive primary?

By Tom Gallagher

June 5, 2019 (tomgallaghercongress2020.org)

Last year, three candidates of the left spent $226,869 running against Nancy Pelosi in the pre-primary period. Combined with two lower-spending campaigns, candidates of the left took 22 percent of the overall vote.   Yet a Republican won second place with only 9.08 percent. Two responses seemed in order.

To avoid repeating that fiasco, I have proposed a “progressive primary,” i.e., a process designed to achieve unity and finally match a progressive Democrat with Pelosi in the November final (something that has never happened).  

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