Yesterday we saw how both Inside-the-Beltway political establishments are going broke. Donations are down–way down, possibly because Americans are wising up to the correlation between big money politics and the kinds of special interests-driven policies that have led the country’s economy right off a cliff. At the same time, many of us have watched with great pride as some of the Blue America-endorsed candidates from 2006 and 2008 have gone on to distinguish themselves in Congress, fighting daily for the aspirations of America’s working families.
Click on the ProgressivePunch score page and you’ll see that the #1 most progressive voter in Congress is still Donna Edwards (D-MD). An imperfect indicator, ProgressivePunch allows us to get an idea of who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. Many of us were extremely disappointed when we read last week that former Blue America candidate Mark Begich joined the Evan Bayh anti-Obama bloc in the Senate. The Blue America blogs keep trying to let everyone know when the men and women we helped elect stray from their promises–and when they perform in exemplary ways–the way Gary Peters (D-MI) did last week and the way Alan Grayson (D-FL) always seems to. I know some people pay attention. The latest Blue America contribution came yesterday:
Have you noticed any serious transgressions among any of the Blue America alumni? Is there anyone you think should be included on the 2010 cycle list? (more…)