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  • Friday, May 14, 2010

    Progressive Candidates in Pennsylvania

    Progressive Majority is an organization with an excellent track record of helping good, progressive candidates get elected. They have about a 50% success rate in getting candidates elected year after year. For an organization focused on electing progressive candidates, many of whom are challengers going up against incumbents, that is a damned good track record.

    Here is a list of excellent candidates endorsed by Progressive Majority in Pennsylvania:

    Bill Wallace
    Candidate for State Senate - District 24 (Challenger)
    Northhampton County



    Bill Wallace is a dynamic progressive and public school teacher running in a tough swing district. Bill has been a Democratic a committee person for 20 years and was endorsed by Progressive Majority when he ran for county council in 2007. He is running against an ultra conservative who won a special election last Sept with only 5% turnout. He has strong union endorsements and has been endorsed by the mayors of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton. His race is a Pennsylvania bellwether, pitting one of the most conservative senators against one of the most progressive challengers in a highly contested district.

    Click here to support and learn more about Bill.

    Tonya Payne
    Candidate for State House - District 19 (Challenger)
    Pittsburgh



    Tonya Payne is a progressive member of the Pittsburgh City Council who is running for state House. Tonya has been an active community organizer most of her professional life, and she is committed to fighting for social justice in her community and her state. Tonya has worked to secure over $6 million of funding for community development projects in the past four years. Tonya has won the endorsement of the Democratic Party and, if elected, will help strengthen progressive representation in the PA House.

    Click here to support and learn more about Tonya.

    Tim Kearney
    Candidate for State House - District 172 (Challenger)
    Philadelphia



    Tim Kearney is a community organizer, working to increase affordable housing, establish single payer health care and organize senior citizens. Tim is committed to ending poverty and promoting social justice. Tim's campaign has been focused, therefore, on helping average citizens. The current Republican incumbent has been indicted for campaign finance fraud, but is still running for re-election. This race presents an important opportunity to pick up a seat.

    Click here to support and learn more about Tim.

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