According to a Vice report that analyzes the vulnerabilities of House members, U.S. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-6) and U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12) are among the most ironclad progressives in Washington, and tough to primary.
Read the piece here.
Having taken down a movement conservative in a longstanding Republican district in 2016 and now likely to face a showdown with former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan this year, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-5), by contrast, is designated more primary vulnerable.
The piece points out in particular that Pallone “may be a surprising resistance hero…
“but our model suggests the New Jersey congressman is the most above-replacement anti-Trump Democrat. Pallone Jr. votes with Trump somewhat more frequently than Grijalva, Coleman, Ellison, Waters, Lee, Espaillat, Lewis, Hastings, and Gutierrez, but the Progressive Caucus member represents a district Clinton won by 15 points, while other members represent districts she won by as much as 88 points. (Pallone previously won plaudits from environmentalists after sparring with the Obama administration on offshore drilling.)”