With plenty of Democratic members of Congress with terrible voting records, a grassroots primary campaign can put a scare into those who pay more attention to big donors than consituents and voters. (Photo: Gordon_Frets/flickr/cc)
Image: Gordon_Frets/flickr/cc

 

A detailed look at a few members of Congress whose time serving corporate interests over people should soon be over

It isn’t easy to defeat a Democratic incumbent in a primary. Typically, the worse the Congress member, the more (corporate) funding they get. While most insurgent primary campaigns will not win, they’re often very worthwhile—helping progressive constituencies to get better organized and to win elections later. And a grassroots primary campaign can put a scare into the Democratic incumbent to pay more attention to voters and less to big donors.

CHERI BUSTOS (IL-17)

JIM COOPER (TN-5)

JIM COSTA (CA-16)

 

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