While most of the key House races of 2018 involve national security progressives challenging conservative hawks, there are two impressive incumbents backed by Council for a Livable World with tough races.
|A recent poll released by his opponent shows Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA) with only a one-point lead in this Santa Barbara district. While likely an inflated poll, it shows that every dollar (and vote) matters. Carbajal won by six points in 2016 against the same opponent, and triumphed in the nonpartisan top-two California primary in June with 54%. Carbajal, a Gulf War veteran, has voted to cut funds for a new, unnecessary and destabilizing low-yield nuclear weapon, and supported the Iran nuclear agreement.
|In 2017, an underfunded challenger came within three points of upsetting Rep. Annie Kuster (D-NH), while Hillary Clinton won the district by only two points. National observers give Kuster a slight edge in the race, but in politically volatile New Hampshire, anything can happen. Kuster got her start in politics at age 16 when she volunteered for an anti-Vietnam War presidential campaign, and has remained a staunch national security progressive ever since.
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