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Feb. 15, 2018 - The Progressive Change Campaign Committee staged a photo op in front of RNC headquarters to highlight more than a dozen progressive candidates running for U.S. House and other offices.  The ostensible purpose of the event was to deliver a petition "opposing the Republican corporate sell-off plan and supporting Democrats' bold vision to create millions of infrastructure jobs" to House Speaker Paul Ryan.  The candidates were in DC to participate in PCCC's Advanced Candidate Training.  One attendee observed, "Being progressive has suddenly become this cool buzzword."
Shortly after the event started a group of about a dozen RNC interns and/or junior staff streamed out the front door chanting "Trump!  Trump!  Trump!"  Their presence made for an interesting dynamic, and PCCC co-founder Adam Green made a number of humorous jibes about the GOP cheerleaders during the event.
U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) stopped by to offer encouragement.

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, one of several Democrats running Florida Governor in Aug. 28 primary.
Randy Bryce (WI-1), one of several candidates in Aug. 14 primary seeking to challenge Speaker Ryan.
Liz Watson (IN-9), one of three candidates running in May 8 primary to challenge Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (R).

Pastor Greg Edwards (PA) is running for Congress in the May 15 primary, from the Allentown area.
David Garcia (AZ), one of three Democrats running in the Aug. 28 primary to challenge Gov. Doug Ducey (R).
Activist Jess King (PA) is running for Congress in the May 15 primary, from the Lancaster area.

Nina Ahmad, a former Philadelphia deputy mayor, is running for Congress in the May 15 primary.
Attorney Brent Welder (KS-3) is running in the Aug. 7 primary seeking to challenge Rep. Kevin Yoder (R).
Social worker Kara Eastman (NE-2) is running in the May 15 primary to challenge Rep. Don Bacon (R).

Former state party chair Deb Haaland (NM-1), a Native American, is one of six Democrats running in the June 5 primary to succeed Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D).
Small business owner Katie Wilson (NY-21) is one of ten Democrats competing in the June primary to challenge Elise Stefanik (R).
Teacher and businesswoman Jenny Marshall (NC-5) is one of two Democrats running in the May 8 primary to challenge Rep. Virginia Foxx (R).

...and, not pictured, Pat Miles, candidate for attorney general in Michigan.

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