— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) June 6, 2018
Dolores Huerta was on the stage with Bobby Kennedy the night he was assassinated & with his grandson today. https://t.co/ZXftDBvehM
— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) June 6, 2018
Bobby Kennedy was neither a plaster saint nor the potential savior-president that some have fantasized about since his assassination. But he surely did leave a legacy worth preserving!
(Although, given the political climate fifty years ago, I suspect he’d be astonished that a Cuban-American activist might be a “leftist”, like him. Things do change, sometimes for the better.)
Alain has scheduled today’s “On the Road” post for 9am EDT, so I’ll share some more snippets from Tuesday’s primaries…
— Minnie Driver (@driverminnie) June 5, 2018
— John Wagner (@WPJohnWagner) June 6, 2018
Feinstein wallops a liberal challenger in the heart of the #resistance; Tester wins renomination unopposed. Senate conservaDems are all coasting without serious primaries. There's a lot going on with the left but it's nothing like the 2010 tea party.
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) June 6, 2018
This just demonstrates what Democrats have been trying to tell reporters for the last two years – the party-hating far left, while certainly loud and attention-grabbing, is not our base and not even a significant portion of our voting bloc. https://t.co/qIYvIbylBU
— Shannon ??????? (@TheStagmania) June 6, 2018
New Mexico candidate Deb Haaland hopes to be first Native American congresswoman.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) June 5, 2018
Seven years ago, a brave & composed 19-year old named Zach Wahls stood up in front of the Iowa legislature and delivered a speech about growing up with two mothers in a lesbian household.
Tonight, Zach Wahls won his primary for an Iowa state house seat!https://t.co/ROZQqLGGci
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) June 6, 2018
Former Navy pilot Mikie Sherrill, state Sen. Jeff Van Drew and former Obama official Tom Malinowski have secured the Democratic nominations in three of the most competitive House races in the country: #NJPrimary https://t.co/udTrb81RAr
— Vox (@voxdotcom) June 6, 2018
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) June 6, 2018
Comments from yesterday morning’s Primaries Open Thread, on specific races:
NJ4 just picked a great candidate, Josh Welle, a Naval Officer and entrepreneur who has some big money backing. I actually preferred and voted for his more muckracking and progressive opponent, Jim Keady, but Welle is probably a better candidate for this Wall St worker heavy district.
Uber misogynist Chris Smith is on notice. He’s gonna need to find a new job for the first time in 40 years. When he files for unemployment, I at least hope he has the decency to do it in his state of residency, VIRGINIA! (Where his son gets in-state tuition).
While I want to regale you jackals with tales from the deep I will demure for now to show you some great shots of our new city council person at her swearing in. Angela Davis would be proud!
“Mariah Parker takes her oath of office for County Commissioner District 2 with her hand on the autobiography of Malcolm X and her mother Mattie Parker by her side on the steps of City Hall in downtown Athens, Ga., Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Parker filled the county commissioner seat vacated by Harry Sims who left his seat to run for mayor. She won the election for District 2 by 13 votes.”