Jois: Compromise with GOP a mistake

U.S. House candidate Goutam Jois won’t be aiming to capture moderate votes ahead of June’s primary. Buoyed by primary victories by progressive candidates in Nebraska, Idaho and Pennsylvania, Jois is doubling down on progressive policies and opposition to Republican priorities. “We can’t win elections by trying to out Leonard Lance Leonard Lance. We're not going to be better Washington insiders than he is,” Jois said in a statement Wednesday. “The

Planned Parenthood backs Malinowski

Democrat Tom Malinowski has won the endorsement of Planned Parenthood Action Fund in his challenge to five-term Republican Rep. Leonard Lance in New Jersey’s 7th district. “New Jersey deserves a representative that will fight for women and families,” said Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund. “Tom Malinowski knows that unfettered access to preventive care and the full range of reproductive health care – including safe, legal

Progressive group backs Jacob for Congress

Progressive Democrats of America, a grassroots group formed out of the Howard Dean and Dennis Kucinich campaigns, has endorsed Peter Jacob for Congress in New Jersey’s 7th district. “It is truly an honor to receive the endorsement of Progressive Democrats of America, an organization that has been working hard since 2004 to transform our party and our nation according to principles of accountability, human dignity, peace, justice, and ecological stewardship,”

Jois collects data during tele-town hall

Expect Goutam Jois to run as an outsider. In a tele-town hall on Sunday that Jois, who is running for the Democratic nomination to challenge Rep. Leonard Lance for the seventh district’s congressional seat, said was heard by more than 4,500 callers, the candidate flaunted his progressive positions while collecting data on where the district’s voters stand on certain issues. The call broached a variety of topics, with Jois fielding

Malinowski gets Red to Blue

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has put Tom Malinowski in their Red to Blue program after he raised more than $1 million for his bid to unseat Republican Rep. Leonard Lance in New Jersey’s 7th district. “From standing up to dictators as an Assistant Secretary of State to working to forge peace while on the National Security Council, Tom Malinowski has spent his life serving our country and fighting for