Primaries Have Been Won, and History Has Been Made!
No Dem Left Behind is a grassroots movement dedicated to getting democrats running in deep red districts into Congress and this week we’ve made it closer to our goal than ever before. On June 9th, 2020, we had three candidates running in the primaries for the US House of Representatives. We are happy to announce that two of those candidates have won their primaries — Mia Mason and Natalie Cline! Mason represents Maryland’s 1st District while Cline represents West Virginia’s 1st District. These two districts are rural and historically red districts, however, through the efforts of Mason, Cline, and our Coalition these districts are now moving towards a Blue Wave for 2020!
Congratulations are in order!
Our first primary winner is Mia Mason (right) for Maryland’s 1st District! She received 17,734 votes on Tuesday, giving her a sizable margin for a win in the Democratic primary. Even more monumental is that she is the first transgender veteran candidate to ever run for Congressional office. Congratulations Mia, we are so proud to work with you and play a part in your historical journey!
Our second primary winner is Natalie Cline (left) for West Virginia’s 1st District! Natalie is an accomplished academic who has fought hard for her constituents in West Virginia and her hard work has clearly been paying off. To illustrate just how clear Natalie’s path to victory is, here are some statistics from the primary:
- The margin between Democratic primary total votes and Republican primary total votes was razor thin: Democratic votes: 61,181; Republican votes: 64, 789
- Natalie Cline pulled 73.6% of Democratic votes
With such a tight race, No Dem Left Behind will work hard to win Natalie her seat on November 3rd and bring us even closer to the 2020 Blue Wave! Congratulations Natalie, we are honored to work with you and are so excited to see what the future holds!
History has been made in rural districts that were never expected to join a Blue Wave, but our work has played a major part in proving that Democrats can win in rural, traditionally Republican districts. While we should certainly celebrate these wins, they’re only the beginning and our work is not done. Let’s keep our momentum, our resilience, and our confidence in this movement so we can continue to bring a Blue Wave to Congress this next election cycle. Let’s get to work!