Buh-Bye Allen West! Sayonara Debbie Halvorson!
During two recent election cycles, Progressive USA Voters partnered with CREDO SuperPAC to run campaigns to defeat extremist candidates running for office. Two recent victories include:
- In Florida in 2012, Allen West (a Tea Party Caucus member) had said that "Goebbels would be proud of the Democratic propaganda machine," that fellow Representative Keith Ellison — one of two Muslim representatives — represents the antithesis of the principles upon which this country was established," and that anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker is "a threat to the gene pool." He lost his bid for re-election in 2012 through the work of Progressive USA and our partners.
- In the February, 2013 Illinois congressional special election, former Rep. Debbie Halvorson had opposed renewing the assault weapons ban, received over $10,000 from the NRA and co-sponsored legislation to weaken states' laws on concealed firearms The NRA is one of the most extreme and obstructionist lobbies in Congress and they work to keep members of Congress in their pocket by opposing common sense gun regulations such as a ban on assualt weapons. She failed to succeed in her bid to replace Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr.
Progressive USA conducted door-to-door canvassing and reached voters by phone in both of these races, and we will continue to do so in the future. Check back often for updated on Progressive USA Voter's future campaigns!