Wow.

That's such an incredible thing to read from someone I admire greatly.

And I have to tell you--it's because of Rob Anderson and 11 other people that I feel supported enough to do this work.

#NoDemLeftBehind

Candidates Who Support Other Candidates

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Let me tell you about @RobAnderson2018.

This guy is a force. Not even multiple hurricanes have slowed him down.

Literally.

He's running in #LA03 against Rep. Clay Higgins who recently loudly proclaimed he'd shoot peaceful protestors.

2/
Rob Anderson constantly lifts everyone around him up.

That's how you know he means what he says and why you can trust him to lower student loan debt, to fix healthcare, and to invest in much needed infrastructure.

As a plus--he doesn't threaten to shoot people.

3/
Then there's @AC4Congress2020 who is about to be the youngest Congressman in America. He's running in #FL03 with a completely youth powered campaign.

He's literally changing the way campaigns functions + are thought about.

4/
He's running against a woman who is Rep. Ted Yoho's Chief of Staff.

You might know Yoho--he called AOC the name weak men call strong women.

And then Adam's opponent went on Fox News and denied it ever happened--even though Yoho himself admitted it.

5/
And I have to tell you about @Mia4MD who's running in #MD01.

She's a freaking trailblazer, y'all. She is the very first transgender veteran to secure a major party nomination for federal office.

Ever.

6/
She's fought far tougher battles before. We need Mia in office. Her election is a signal to trans patriots across America that they have representation in the place where it matters most.

Mia is also unfailingly kind. And has helped me do town halls on LGBTQ+ patriots.

7/
And then we have @DevinPandy, he's running for Congress in #GA09. Devin's a veteran and every single time you hear him speak you feel his power and conviction.

When he talks about fighting for rural hospitals and detangling healthcare from employment--you know he means it.

8/
Devin also reflects the great American dream. He was born in Belize and then moved to NY where his father joined the Army. Devin followed suit and five deployments later retired and settled down in Georgia.

Devin is the personification of public service. Full stop.

9/
Running in #WV01 is @NatalieClineWV a mom + computational linguist. Natalie is an incredibly poised person who effortlessly conveys complicated policies.

The ability to communicate with diverse groups is the key to our country moving forward + Natalie is the queen.

10/
My friend to the north is @tomforwi running in #WI05. Tom is a Navy veteran and a banking expert who saw the mortgage crisis coming and steered his bank away from shady lending practices.

We need him in Congress where he can look out for all Wisconsinites.

11/
And there's @AllenLEllison running in #FL17. Allen is a lifelong advocate for his community. He founded the Center for Economic + Policy Development to facilitate economic growth throughout rural Florida + beyond.

Allen has real vision for what the future can + should be.

12/
I don't know where to begin with @SWFLMom2020 running in #FL19--what a strong, fierce woman.

She juggles being a mom + a Representative to the UN International Association for Community Development + running to represent her community.

Y'all. We need more Dr. Banyais.

13/
Over in always important Pennsylvania is @DrGaryWegman running for #PA09. Gary is a renaissance man--dentist, farmer + advocate.

We need someone who understands the intricacies of our healthcare system to stand up and fight for us + fix it.

Gary is that man.

14/
And there's @BlairWalsingham kicking butt in #TN01. Blair is an Air Force veteran, business owner, farmer + fierce momma.

Her entire campaign is about putting #HumanityFirst and you see that in every single one of her policies, including #universalbasicincome

15/
And then there's one man who has my back--and all of our back's every single day--Mr. Richard Ojeda @Ojeda4America.

I am in constant awe of Richard. His authenticity. His grit. His kindness and willingness to share every single thing he has ever learned to help all of us.

16/
@Ojeda4America is the @NDLB2020 national spokesman.

I have to tell you--service to this nation is the only thing he knows. Whether that's in combat, whether it's in public office, whether it's in mentoring future leaders.

He does it all. I admire the hell outta him.

17/
And lastly, there's @Hasyr84 the guy who makes @NDLB2020 run. He stays behind the scenes preferring to amplify only candidates--never taking a bow for himself.

This man pulled us rural candidates together + gave us a platform when no one else would listen.

18/
He's doing unparalleled work. And you should know his name. It's Hassan Martini.

Along with @Ojeda4America @RobAnderson2018 @DevinPandy @AllenLEllison @BlairWalsingham @NatalieClineWV @AC4Congress2020 @SWFLMom2020 @Mia4MD @DrGaryWegman @tomforwi

We're #NoDemLeftBehind

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That DC firm is the very same one filing this complaint against Galloway.

Cooper & Kirk's work is partisan--the named partner is a sustaining member of the Republican Lawyers Association.

He also represented Jeff Sessions, John Ashcroft and John Bolton--and now Hawley.

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🗳 Check your voter registration NOW!!! Even if you think you’re registered. Check it again. If you aren’t registered, visit your Secretary of State’s website and register online (many states allow this).

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Accountability in the sharing of information is absent.

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That we lack sufficient access to the Internet.
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Intelligence isn't dictated by one's amount of student loan debt.

And not all things on the Internet are objectively true.

No--our problem is less complicated--we simply lack the resources to fight misinformation.

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Let me tell you about @NDLB2020

#NoDemLeftBehind is a coalition of rural Democratic candidates for Congress.

And for the amount of $$$ it costs to send 1 moderate Dem from a toss-up district to Washington, we can send 11 progressive candidates.

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Think about that.

11 additional votes for universal healthcare.
11 additional votes to fully fund education.
11 additional votes to support climate change policy.
11 additional votes to invest in green infrastructure.
11 additional votes to end qualified immunity.

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There's so much focus on how likely a district is to flip on day zero (before there's a candidate or $1 raised) that no one pays attention to where the district is 50 days out.

Imagine you have a no-show incumbent + a candidate who perfectly fits the district.

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A public servant would propose legislation to keep children safe.

A politician makes public fights for notoriety.

This is what dog whistling to QAnon looks like.

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