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Patriotism and Trump's Tariffs

There is much hay to be made for Democratic candidates in rural areas. President Trump's tariffs are costing a key Republican constituency -- farmers -- literally billions of dollars. In those heavily Republican areas, it's a solid campaign pitch, and there's evidence it's working. Best to keep in mind, however, that it carries a risk.

Trump Voters Welcome

Working in the districts we work, we hear two things all the time. First, we hear Trump voters express disappointment. They’re disappointed about a lot of things, but mostly they’re disappointed that the President has abandoned his populist campaign rhetoric and turned into just another trickle-down Republican. The other thing we hear is Democrats sneering at Trump voters.  

“Redefining What It Means to be a Democrat in a Deeply Red State”

There is no better example of what the Democratic Party needs to do to win back deep red districts in the heartland than Richard Ojeda. He’s running in West Virginia’s 3rd Congressional district, which Donald Trump won by 50 points — a district that six months ago where no one imagined a Democrat could contend.

A Woman Who Gets Things Done

There is a saying: If you want to get something done, ask a busy person to do it. The point of the saying is that some people know how to get things done, and they are busy as a result.

A New Way to Change the World

A Message from Krystal Ball, President of The People’s House Project: Since the election of Donald Trump – a phrase that still gives me chills – I have worked to develop and promote a positive and forward-looking vision for the Democratic Party. I’ve done this not out of partisan zeal, but because I believe a better, more connected Democratic Party serves American interests and the American people.

To Change the Outcome, Change the Candidates

Jeff Erdmann, who we’ve endorsed in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District, is a natural candidate for the party’s current mood: fresh, with deep roots in his state and a commitment to the kind of Progressive policies that largely originated on the northern plains. He’s a teacher and a coach growing his campaign with living room meetings and long afternoons in the cold, introducing himself to voters and hearing their concerns. There is virtually no chance that, if elected, he’d become a captive of any interests but those of his constituents.

The Trump Voter's Disappointment is Real

Richard Ojeda, our endorsed candidate running in West Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District, supported Donald Trump in 2016. Like millions of other Trump voters, he has grown disillusioned with the President. Below is an OpEd he wrote explaining his journey from voter desperate for anyone who would promise to help West Virginia to candidate opposing Trump and his policies.

Martin Luther King and the Dignity of Work

Martin Luther King was in Memphis supporting a strike of African-American sanitation workers when he was murdered. Three weeks before the assassination, he spoke to a crowd at the Bishop Charles Mason Temple on the subject of economic justice.

The Power of Showing Up

We’re getting kind of repetitive here. We said it after Virginia and we’ll say again this morning, after Alabama: The way for Democrats to reclaim power to to nominate candidates in tune with their districts, who run on issues of concern to their constituents.

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