What a historic night! The election of Barack Obama to the presidency was accompanied by an emphatic rejection of the policies of the past eight years, and the election of a new, progressive Congress.
With the support of our generous members, Council for a Livable World helped send at least 5 Council-endorsed candidates to the Senate, and at least 20 to the House of Representatives already. The gains will likely be even larger than these, as a number of the races are still too close to call.
To the Senate! Mark Udall of Colorado, Tom Udall of New Mexico, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, and Tim Johnson of South Dakota
To the House! John Adler of New Jersey, Jason Altmire, Patrick Murphy, Joe Sestak and Kathy Dahlkemper of Pennsylvania, Donna Edwards of Maryland, Bill Foster of Illinois, Alan Grayson of Florida, Jim Himes of Connecticut, Steve Kagen of Wisconsin, John Hall, Dan Maffei and Eric Massa of New York, Betsy Markey of Colorado, Glenn Nye of Virginia, Gary Peters of Michigan, Chellie Pingree of Maine, Nikki Tsongas of Massachussets, Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire, and John Yarmuth of Kentucky
Still too close to call: Jeff Merkley in Oregon, Al Franken in Minnesota, and a number of races for the House of Representatives
Now that’s a productive evening for progressive advocates.