Progressive Congressman Mike Honda is facing a conservative primary challenger on June 3 who calls himself a Democrat — but is he really?
Honda’s opponent is open to cutting Social Security, wants more “consensus” with House Republicans, and opposes the progressive budget that would tax millionaires to invest in jobs and education!
He wrote: “U.S. Rep. Mike Honda…criticized the Republican budget and touted the alternatives offered by his Progressive Caucus. It’s time for a different approach in Washington that puts consensus and compromise ahead of demagoguery and division.”
Today, we officially endorse Mike Honda, Eloise Gomez Reyes, and Michael Eggman — three California progressives who need our help in key congressional races.
Eloise Gomez Reyes is the daughter of immigrant farmworkers who worked hard to build a life as a lawyer — and wants to make sure everyone has access to the American Dream. Her more conservative “Democratic” opponent supports the Simpson-Bowles plan to cut Social Security.
Michael Eggman grew up as an almond farmer and beekeeper, paid his way through college, and continues to run a successful farm. He is a progressive running against a vulnerable Republican incumbent who Democrats need to beat in order to take back the House. Due to unique California election rules, they will face off next month in a cross-partisan primary — and whomever comes out on top will have big momentum.
Congressman Mike Honda spent his childhood in a Japanese-American internment camp before becoming a teacher and serving as one of the strongest progressives in Congress.
All three are in tight races for Congress in California. They understand the plight of hard-working people, and support investing in jobs, expanding Social Security benefits, and holding Wall Street accountable.