2012 U.S. House Endorsements


I. Non-Incumbents

Reasonably progressive non-incumbent candidates (open seats & challengers) — only those in hot races who have a chance to win. Work for them! Send them $!

AZ-09 Kyrsten Sinema D
CA-07 Ami Bera D
CA-10 Jose Hernandez D
CA-26 Julia Brownley D
CA-36 Raul Ruiz D
CA-41 Mark Takano D
CA-47 Alan Lowenthal D
CO-06 Joe Miklosi D
FL-22 Lois Frankel D
IL-13 David Gill D
MN-08 Rick Nolan D
NH-02 Ann Kuster D
WI-07 Pat Kreitlow D

II. Incumbents


Incumbent candidates worth working for are candidates who have earned our highest score — five stars — in the percentage of crucial lifetime votes in which the candidate sided with progressives. “Crucial” votes are votes in which there was strong progressive cohesion and at the same time a significant defection on the part of more conservative Democrats to the Republicans. The Crucial Votes % categories also include all roll call votes where the margin between yes votes and no votes was narrow and could have been changed by a small group of Democrats voting differently.

Very Hot Race:

MA-6 John Tierney D
NY-25 Louise Slaughter D

Favored, But Not Shoo-ins:

CA-33 Henry Waxman D

Safe Seats:

AZ-3 Raul Grijalva D
CA-6 Doris Matsui D
CA-11 George Miller D
CA-12 Nancy Pelosi D
CA-13 Barbara Lee D
CA-17 Mike Honda D
CA-20 Sam Farr D
CA-27 Judy Chu D
CA-32 Grace Napolitano D
CA-34 Xavier Bacerra D
CA-37 Karen Bass D
CA-38 Linda Sánchez D
CA-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D
CA-43 Maxine Waters D
CA-44 Janice Hahn D
CO-1 Diana DeGatte D
GA-5 John Lewis D
IL-2 Jesse Jackson D
IL-7 Danny Davis D
IL-9 Jan Schakowsky D
MA-2 Jim McGovern D
MA-5 Ed Markey D
MA-7 Mike Capuano D
MD-4 Donna Edwards D
MD-7 Elijah Cummings D
ME-1 Chellie Pingree D
MI-13 John Conyers D
MN-4 Betty McCollum D
MN-5 Keith Ellison D
NC-12 Mel Watt D
NJ-12 Rush Holt D
NY-7 Nydia Velázquez D
NY-9 Yvette Clarke D
NY-10 Jerry Nadler D
NY-15 José Serrano D
NY-20 Paul Tonko D
OH-11 Marcia Fudge D
OR-1 Suzanne Bonamici D
TN-9 Steve Cohen D
WA-7 Jim McDermott D
WI-4 Gwen Moore D


While the candidates worth working for listed above have earned an A- or better, the candidates listed below have earned a B+ — still good enough for our endorsement.

CA-19 Zoe Lofgren D
CA-24 Lois Capps D
CT-1 John Larson D
CT-3 Rosa DeLauro D
FL-20 Alcee Hastings D
FL-21 Ted Deutch D
FL-24 Frederica Wilson D
IL-1 Bobby Rush D
IL-4 Luis Gutiérrez D
MD-3 John Sarbanes D
MO-1 William Clay D
OR-3 Earl Blumenauer D
PA-2 Chaka Fattah D
RI-1 David Cicilline D
TX-35 Lloyd Doggett D
VT-AL Peter Welch D