U.S. House & Senate Candidates
Audri Scott Williams (PD)
Audri is running for Congress in the 2nd District.
Jesse Smith (D)
Jesse is running for Congress in the 3rd District and has the one of the most unique ways of expressing his support for Medicare for All!
Dmitri Shein (D)
Dmitri is running for the At-Large seat in the House
Mary Matiella (D)
Mary is running in the 2nd District for Congress.
Joan Greene (PD)
Joan is running for the House in the 5th District.
Garrick McFadden (D)
Garrick is running from the 6th district and his statement on healthcare is one of the most unique.
Augie Beyer (I)
Augie is an Independent running for the House in the 8th District. Trent Franks, one of the worst Republicans, is the incumbent in his district. Not only is there a Republican challenging him, but three Democrats (none as progressive as Augie) join him in hoping to unseat Franks. Unfortunately, his photo wouldn't download.
Scott Menor (I)
Though it's only petition time right now (October 2017), Scott is an Independent running for Congress in the 9th District and is smart enough to put his stand on major issues in a paragraph on his one-page website, including his support for single-payer.
Paul Spencer (D)
Paul is running for Congress in the 2nd District - he's a solid supporter of Medicare for All.
Lee McQueen (I)
Lee is running for the House from District 4 as an Independent. The majority of her positions are progressive, as is her stance on healthcare, but her approach is to present it as fiscally responsible which will appeal to the more conservative voters in her district.
Alison Hartson (PD)
Alison is running for the Senate challenging Diane Feinstein, who has held the seat for 25 years and is now a classic corporate Democrat. Alison is endorsed by the Justice Democrats.
Doug Applegate (PD)
Doug is running from California's 49th district. National Nurses United has endorsed him.
Marge Doyle (PD)
Marge is a nurse running for the House in 8th district. Healthcare is her top priority.
Chardo Richardson (PD)
Chardo is running in Florida's 7th district. He's endorsed by Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats. Not his fault that they have turned both their websites into money-first/info-later devices. Chardo, get your own website where people can read about YOU, not be blocked by ActBlue begging!
Michael Hepburn (PD)
Michael is running for the House from the FL 27th. He is a Justice Democrat and also part of a Brand New Congress!
Matt Tomkowiak (I)
Matt is an Independent running for Congress in the 3rd District. He has a PhD from Princeton and his dissertation was on "the nature, historical origins and policy consequences of health politics in America." On his website, he says, "If elected, I will fight with every fiber of my being for single payer." He'll be up against machine Dem Dan Lipinski, so if you want a smart, single-payer activist in office, send him some money, volunteer, and VOTE for him!
David Gill (PD)
David is running for Congress in the 13th District and is the first candidate to earn DUH's endorsement for 2018! An ER doc and family medicine practitioner, he's seen the harm the current system can do. David has been endorsed by Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress.
Anthony Clark (PD)
Anthony is running to unseat long-time corporate Democrat Danny Davis in Illinois' 7th district in Chicago. He is a Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress candidate.
Courtney Rowe (PD)
Courtney is running for the House from Iowa's 1st district. She is a Justice Democrats candidate and would replace Tammy Baldwin, now a senator, as the only openly lesbian member of the House.
Paul Knupp, Jr. (PD)
Paul is running for the House in Iowa's 3rd. Medicare for All is the first thing on his issues page and he has an interesting idea about how to fund it.
Rob Davidson (D)
Dr. Rob Davidson, like the vast majority of ER doctors, is a strong advocate for NIMA. He's running from Michigan's 2nd district with the intent to push H.R. 676 further toward passage. Rob is a Justice Democrats candidate.
Mark Bignell (PD)
Mark is running in the 4th District. He has quite a story and healthcare is a deeply personal issue to him. He's a man of the People!
David Benac (PD)
David is running from the 6th district. He is endorsed by Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress. DUH is impressed by his connection of health to other issues - he obviously sees the big picture!
Cori Bush (PD)
As evidenced by the URL, Cori has the support of Brand New Congress. She's also been endorsed by Justice Democrats. She's running from Missouri's 1st district.
Reuben D'Silva (PD)
Reuben is running Congress in Nevada's 1st District. He is the only candidate who advocates for single-payer.
Amy Vilela (PD)
Amy is running for the House in Nevada's 4th District. She and her husband have become healthcare activists after losing their daughter because she was denied access to the medical care she needed.
Note to Amy: You might want to put your last name on at least the Home page of your website!
Lisa McCormick (PD)
Lisa is running for the Senate against embattled Democratic incumbent Bob Menendez. She is a true progressive and her stance on abortion is the most courageous we've seen from a politician in a long time.
Peter Jacob (PD)
Peter is running from New Jersey's 7th district and has the endorsement of Justice Democrats.
Pat Davis (PD)
Pat is running for New Mexico's 1st District seat. A former police officer, executive director of ProgressNowNM, and an Albuquerque City Councilman, Pat would be NM's first openly gay Representative.
Jess King (PD)
Jess King is another Justice Democrats candidate running from the PA 16th. We like her slogan, "America is for all of us."
Marc Whitmire (PD)
Marc is running from Tennessee's 2nd district. He's endorsed by Brand New Congress.
Rick Trevino (PD)
After working for the Sanders campaign in 2016, Rick is now running for the House from the Texas 23rd district. He has the endorsement of Justice Democrats.
Dorothy Gasque (PD)
Dorothy is running from Washington state's 3rd district and has a trifecta of endorsements - Brand New Congress, Justice Democrats and DUH! She also has a kick-ass website (not to candidates using social media only - GET A WEBSITE like hers so people seeking to endorse you can see where you stand on the issues!)
Sarah Smith (PD)
As indicated, Sarah is another Brand New Congress candidate. Her story about Medicare saving her father's life, as well as her statement on healthcare as a right earns her DUH's endorsement. She also made a kick-ass video about the DNC denying her and other progressive candidates access to a crucial tool used to activate likely Democratic voters. Watch! https://www.facebook.com/pg/humanistreport/videos/?ref=page_internal
Christine Brown (D)
Christine may turn out to be a party-line Dem, but DUH liked her thoughtful and pragmatic examination of the history and controversy of healthcare in this country. She's the only challenger to Republican incumbent Dan Newhouse and we suspect she's a fighter!
Paula Jean Swearengin (PD)
This is the biggest smile we've seen on Paula Jean's face and that's fine with us because she's a fighter who's serious about saving W. Virginia's water, Appalachian families, and making sure everyone, especially the coal miners, has the healthcare they need. She is challenging Joe Manchin for his Senate seat and she will take no shit once she's there.
Randy Bryce (PD)
Randy is running for Congress from the Wisconsin 1st against the reviled Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House and co-author of the cruel American Health Care Act. Randy is a vet, a cancer survivor, and an iron worker. Paul Ryan is a...well, you can fill that in.
Tom Palzewicz (D)
Tom is running in the 5th District, the seat Jim Sensenbrenner now occupies. It would be great if a progressive Democrat could replace that Republican!