UT-MD-NY-OK-CO Primaries Produce Electrifying Candidates For Nov. 6, SC Primary Run-Off Wraps Up

The Hispanic Caucus urges you to vote FOR the candidates listed below (with their names in bold font). Our party has some top-quality candidates running for reelection or running for election for the first time, and if you vote in one of the following states you should be proud to cast your ballot in support of the Democratic candidate.

Still not convinced? Let’s take a moment to view what’s at stake for November’s elections. On the ballot are some “very fine people” – as the president calls them – such as:

  • The Libertarian-turned-Republican primary winner running for a state assembly seat in Nevada, who brags he’s “rich, famous, and surrounded by hot chicks” and believes the president is “the Christopher Columbus of honest politics”;
    A Republican primary winner running for Congress in Illinois who’s so racist that even the Republican Party doesn’t want him to win;
    The Republican primary winner running for U.S. Senate in Virginia who considers white supremacist Paul Nehlen one of his “personal heroes”; and
    An Independent running for Congress in Virginia whose record is so disturbing, it’s unconscionable how he’s even on the ballot.

 With the primaries of these several more states drawing to a close and despite a few glitches here and there, we proudly endorse the following Democratic candidates for election:



(State run-off elections now complete)

SC Governor
James Smith  (challenger to incumbent GOP Gov. Henry McMaster)

U.S. House of Representatives
SC-1:  Joe Cunningham  (challenger to open seat)
SC-2:  Sean Carrigan  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Joe Wilson)
SC-3:  Mary Geren  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Jeff Duncan)
SC-4:  Brandon Brown  (challenger to open seat)
SC-5:  Archie Parnell  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Ralph Norman)
SC-6:  Jim Clyburn  (INCUMBENT)
SC-7:  Robert Williams  (challenger to open seat)



OK Governor
Drew Edmondson  (challenger to open seat)

OK Attorney General
Mark Myles  (challenger to incumbent GOP Atty. Gen. Mike Hunter)

U.S. House of Representatives
OK-1:   Tim Gilpin (challenger to open seat)
OK-2:   Jason Nichols (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Markwayne Mullin)
OK-3:  Frankie Robbins  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Frank Lucas)  

OK-4:   Mary Brannon (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Tom Cole)
OK-5:   Kendra Horn (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Steve Russell)  



U.S. Senate
Jenny Wilson  (challenger to open seat; GOP challenger is Mitt Romney) ←This would be a major Democratic victory

U.S. House of Representatives
UT-1:  Lee Castillo  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Rob Bishop)
UT-2:  Shireen Ghorbani  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Chris Stewart)
UT-3:  James Singer  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. John Curtis)
UT-4:  Ben McAdams  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Mia Love)



MD Governor
Ben Jealous  (challenger to incumbent GOP Gov. Larry Hogan)

U.S. Senate
Ben Cardin  (INCUMBENT)

U.S. House of Representatives
MD-1:  Jesse Colvin  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Andy Harris)
MD-2:  Dutch Ruppersberger  (INCUMBENT)
MD-3:  John Sarbanes  (INCUMBENT)
MD-4:  Anthony Brown  (INCUMBENT)
MD-5:  Steny Hoyer  (INCUMBENT)
MD-6:  David Trone  (challenger to open seat)
MD-7:  Elijah Cummings  (INCUMBENT)
MD-8:  Jamie Raskin  (INCUMBENT) ←Former Democrats Abroad member and a true champion on expat issues and protecting voting rights



CO Governor
Jared Polis  (challenger to open seat)

CO Attorney General
Phil Weiser  (challenger to open seat)

CO Secretary of State
Jena Griswold  (challenger to incumbent GOP Sec. of State Wayne Williams)

CO Treasurer
Dave Young

U.S. House of Representatives
CO-1:  Diana DeGette  (INCUMBENT)
CO-2:  Joe Neguse  (challenger to open seat)
CO-3:  Diane Bush  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Scott Tipton)
CO-4:  Karen McCormick  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Ken Buck)
CO-5:  Stephany Spaulding  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Doug Lamborn)
CO-6:  Jason Crow  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Mike Coffman)
CO-7:  Ed Perlmutter  (INCUMBENT)



NY Governor
(State primary election will be Sept. 13th)

NY Attorney General
(State primary election will be Sept. 13th)

U.S. Senate
Kirsten Gillibrand  (INCUMBENT)

U.S. House of Representatives
NY-1:  Perry Gershon  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Lee Zeldin)
NY-2:  Liuba Shirley  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Pete King) ←This would be a major Democratic victory
NY-3:  Tom Suozzi  (INCUMBENT)
NY-4:  Kathleen Rice  (INCUMBENT)
NY-5:  Gregory Meeks  (INCUMBENT)
NY-6:  Grace Meng  (INCUMBENT)
NY-7:  Nydia Velázquez  (INCUMBENT; member of Congressional Hispanic Caucus)
NY-8:  Hakeem Jeffries  (INCUMBENT)
NY-9:  Yvette Clarke  (INCUMBENT)
NY-10:  Jerrold Nadler  (INCUMBENT)
NY-11:  Max Rose  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Dan Donovan)
NY-12:  Carolyn Maloney  (INCUMBENT) ←A true friend of Democrats Abroad and a consistent expat supporter
NY-13:  Adriano Espaillat  (INCUMBENT; member of Congressional Hispanic Caucus)
NY-14:  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  (challenger to open seat)
NY-15:  José Serrano  (INCUMBENT; member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus)
NY-16:  Eliot Engel  (INCUMBENT)
NY-17:  Nita Lowey  (INCUMBENT)
NY-18:  Sean Maloney  (INCUMBENT)
NY-19:  Antonio Delgado  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. John Faso)
NY-20:  Paul Tonko  (INCUMBENT)
NY-21:  Tedra Cobb  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik)
NY-22:  Anthony Brindisi  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Claudia Tenney)
NY-23:  Tracy Mitrano  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Tom Reed)
NY-24:  Dana Balter  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. John Katko)
NY-25:  Joe Morrell  (challenger to open seat)
NY-26:  Brian Higgins  (INCUMBENT)
NY-27:  Nate McMurray  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Chris Collins)


As can be seen here  (NY), here  (OK), here  (UT), and here  (CO), we’re definitely seeing positive signs of voter turnout from the above primary races.

If we all commit to requesting our ballots, commit to actually voting and mailing our ballots back, and commit to urging other Americans abroad to do the same, I guarantee you we will all be able to breathe a sigh of relief in protecting our democracy and halting the racist Trump agenda.


-Michael Ramos
DA Hispanic Caucus