Three Chances to Stick It to Trump
Throw some cash at these special-election Democrats
by DAVID AXE
Republicans hold 241 of the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. That majority explains how terrible legislation such as Trumpcare — which could strip health insurance from as many as 24 million Americans — can pass the House.
You’ve got at least three chances in mid-2017 to begin changing that dynamic. Between May and June there will be three special elections in House districts formerly held by Republicans.
Toss a few dollars to —
Ryan Zinke, a Republican, left Montana’s sole House seat to become Pres. Donald Trump’s secretary of the interior. Rob Quist — a country singer, arts-advocate and environmentalist — won the Democratic nomination for a May 25 election. He’s up against Greg Gianforte, a wealthy businessman who supports efforts to roll back Americans’ health coverage.
Trump tapped Republican Mick Mulvaney from South Carolina’s district five to be his budget director. Democrat Archie Parnell, who wants wider health coverage, infrastructure investment and more education spending, is running against one of several pro-Trump Republicans currently vying for the GOP nod. The Carolina special election is on June 20.
Democrat Jon Ossoff, a progressive documentary filmmaker and proud nerd, came out of nowhere to dominate the primary ahead of the June 20 special election in Georgia’s sixth district, which opened up when Trump picked Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Ossoff is taking on Karen Handel, an anti-choice former state official.
Chip in — and stay defiant.