New Polling Shows House Democrats Who Won't Back Green New Deal Could Be Ousted by Progressives in 2020

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    • #8427
      Charles
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      Just how popular is the #GreenNewDeal? So popular that opposing it opens Democrats up to serious primary challenges.”

      by Jessica Corbett, staff writer  – January 3 2019

      In a signal that Democratic voters aren’t satisfied with timid steps to address the human-made global climate crisis, new polling from Data for Progress—initially reported by HuffPost on Thursday—shows that incumbent congressional candidates in 2020 could be ousted by progressive primary challengers if they fail to back a Green New Deal.

      Championed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and a growing collective of Democratic lawmakers and climate campaigners, a Green New Deal would combine efforts to curb global warming and create a more just economy through generating clean energy jobs and other initiatives. Such a deal, however, has been met with opposition from more conservative Democrats.

      The youth-led Sunrise Movement, which has organized protests at congressional offices in recent weeks to encourage House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democrats to support a Green New Deal, celebrated the new polling results in a tweet:

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      https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/01/03/new-polling-shows-house-democrats-who-wont-back-green-new-deal-could-be-ousted

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      NV Wino
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      Good.

      “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
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    • #8477
      JustSayin
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      after the Progressives/Neoliberals passed the PAYGO    claiming that green new deal might occur sometime in future so keep voting for corruptocrats. Oh wait! Nancy promised #Paygo will not hinder taxcuts for the rich. So glad to hear that. Now I feel so much assured….YAY the progressives have truly taken over the party owned by the Clintons :sarcasm:

      Never expect different result by following the previous steps

    • #8489
      leftcoast mountains
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      eom

      vote for nobody

    • #8506
      Robbins
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      in 2018 exactly one progressive unseated a dem incumbent.

      meanwhile paygo shows even socalled progressives aren’t to be trusted.

    • #8657
      sonofspy777
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      but across the nation, 100s of true progressive candidates won resounding victories, even in some

      previously heavily  “Red” strongholds.

       

      The sleeping giant is slow to awaken – but awaken he shall  !

       

       

       

      “Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
      ~Samuel Clemens

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      Cold Mountain Trail
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    • #8674
      3fingerbrown
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      need to announce earl and get their names out there, and not wait until the last minute, since they will be out-spent and demonized by the DNC and their donor bosses.

      All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.

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