Meet the Organizers Pursuing a Progressive Takeover of the Republican Party


Meet the Organizers Pursuing a Progressive Takeover of the Republican Party

‘Brand New Congress’ is going after red states and Republican voters with left populism.

“What conservatives and Democrats and independents want is very similar. They want their lives to be better, and their kids’ lives to be better. How you get there, obviously, is where people start to differ.”

Brand New Congress (BNC), which is the brainchild of four staffers from Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, is recruiting candidates to run in House and Senate races in 2018. It distinguishes itself from similar efforts by recruiting both Democrats and Republicans. The unifying thread is that every candidate endorses its platform, which calls …

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