Only hours after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.) announced he would restore the voting rights of some 35,000 individuals convicted of felonies, journalists and progressives castigated the move on social media as being politically calculated.
The widening chasm between progressive and establishment Democrats in California was exemplified this week by an endorsement from liberal billionaire and environmentalist Tom Steyer.
Progressives in California this week intensified their efforts to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, linking her to President Donald Trump and deriding her for not behaving “like a Democrat.”
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.), who is facing a spirited challenge from the left in her effort to secure a full fifth term in the Senate, is attempting to walk a political tightrope on President Donald Trump.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) on Friday endorsed Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous, becoming the latest nationally-known progressive to back the former NAACP president’s bid for governor.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) on Sunday distanced himself from Our Revolution, the progressive advocacy group that spun off from his failed 2016 presidential campaign, after one of the organization’s chapters planned an anti-Hillary Clinton rally.
Liberal comedian Chelsea Handler waded into the Democratic primary for Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District on Friday by suggesting the incumbent, Rep. Dan Lipinski, is unwilling to “say no” to President Donald Trump and Russia.
Rep. Dan Lipinski (D., Ill.) said in a recent phone interview that “it would be a disaster” if the Democratic Party tried to expel lawmakers like himself because of their pro-life stance on abortion.
Bill de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, is reportedly weighing a run for political office in the near future when her husband’s term as Mayor of New York City comes to an end.