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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:07 PM

The Progressive Honor Roll of 2012

The Nation’s annual Most Valuable Progressives Honor Roll has been going strong for the better part of a decade, and its alumni are moving up. Elizabeth Warren is now a senator-elect. Keith Ellison and Raúl Grijalva co-chair the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Two of our most valuable state legislators were elected to Congress on November 6: Wisconsin’s Mark Pocan and Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema. Ed Schultz has a prime-time show on MSNBC. The Dream Act dreamers spoke from the podium of the Democratic National Convention, and President Obama and Vice President Biden hailed their courage. But after a long election season and a hopeful outcome, there is still work to be done. Here are some of the Americans doing it.

Most Valuable Progressive: Bernie Sanders

Most Valuable Senator: Jeff Merkley

Most Valuable Representative: Tammy Baldwin

Most Valuable Governor: Peter Shumlin

Most Valuable State Official: Montana Attorney General: Steve Bullock

Most Valuable State Legislator: Marcia Moody

Most Valuable Educational TV Show: The Colbert Report

Many more on the list and with details on what they have done for progressives


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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:20 PM

1. It's too bad that Sherrod Brown has to operate in the shadow of Bernie Sanders...

This is nothing against Sen. Sanders who is the very embodiment of what a Progressive should be...

But Sherrod is more mainstream and has more influence in the Democratic Caucus just because he calls himself a Democrat. Plus he is from Ohio and I have known him for 30 years or so...

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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:30 PM

3. Brown is good but

I think how they defined their list Merkley
wins that post

It nice they included local progressives that they


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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:26 PM

2. Wow, did not see any of Texan obstruct ors on the list OOPS

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