PDA Endorses Marquita Bradshaw for U.S. Senate, Tennessee
Alan Minsky, Executive Director – Progressive Democrats of America
On August 6th, Marquita Bradshaw pulled off the biggest upset of the 2020 election cycle so far, winning the Tennessee Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate over the heavily favored DSCC-backed moderate James Mackler. Bradshaw was outspent literally 100-1 in the primary, and still routed Mackler and the rest of the field by 12%.
PDA is proud to announce our endorsement of Marquita Bradshaw in the general election to fill the seat held by retiring Republican Senator Lamar Alexander. Her opponent Bill Hagerty is a staunch supporter of Donald Trump.
Marquita Bradshaw, in contrast, is a no-holds barred progressive in the tradition of PDA. A lifelong environmentalist, Marquita supports Medicare For All and the Green New Deal; she’s pro-labor and advocates for a living wage and the rights of migrant workers; she wants to see Citizens United overturned, student debt relieved, and public colleges made tuition free. Marquita Bradshaw is a true champion of We the People.
Marquita Bradshaw is a visionary leader for our times. Here are her powerful words upon hearing of the travesty of justice from Louisville on Wednesday:
Like so many others I am heartbroken by the injustice displayed in Kentucky today. Breonna Taylor was murdered in her own home by LMPD officers. I continue to pray for her families, friends, and all those affected by this senseless act.