With election day, May 8, approaching fast, Cecil Bothwell is bashing his main rival in the 11th Congressional District Democratic primary, Hayden Rogers, for taking campaign donations from the payday loan industry. Bothwell and other critics of the industry say it profits from predatory lending that targets young and low-income workers.
Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Raul Grijalva Formally Announces Endorsement
Congressman Raul Grijalva, Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and Congressman from Arizona's Seventh Congressional district, today announced his endorsement of Cecil Bothwell for North Carolina’s Eleventh Congressional District.
Progressive Democrats of America have added NC 11 congressional candidate Cecil Bothwell to their national slate. Bothwell joins other PDA endorsees including candidates Norman Solomon (D-CA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Winona Benally Baldenegro (D-AZ), Wayne Powell (D-VA), Eric Griego (D-NM), and incumbents Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA). Bothwell said, "I am proud to be in such good company!"
I am the only candidate for congress in North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District, in either party, who has taken strong positions in favor of women, women’s rights and women’s health.
Cecil Bothwell, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler in the 11th Congressional District primary in May, addressed jobs, education and health care at a town hall meeting Friday in Hendersonville.
Bothwell's campaign platform is built on "jobs, not cuts," "education for all" and "strengthening Social Security and Medicare."
Hoping to gather more name recognition and answer voter questions, Cecil Bothwell led an almost 90-minute-long meeting in which he addressed a variety of topics ranging from his electability to education. The mostly liberal-leaning audience also asked about subjects such as alternative energy, limiting the power of lobbyists and a tax on stock trading.
Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern last Tuesday proposed two Constitutional amendments on the House floor that would overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which lifted limits on political spending and unleashed a flood of funding into political organizations starting in 2010.
U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) today introduced two Constitutional amendments to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case, which unleashed a flood of corporate and special interest money into the American political system.
THE FIRST three words of the preamble of our Constitution are “We the People.’’ Two years ago today the US Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission upended that promising vision. Corporations — which do not have mouths, minds, or consciences — won a “free speech’’ right to spend unlimited money to influence elections.
U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern said he will never forget a tip he received from an old boss about the way things work on Capitol Hill.