“What really impressed me about her is that everyone’s treated the same when it comes to her,” said Alisa Utley, a 911 dispatcher active in Local 205. “If she can help you, she’ll help you any way that she can. That’s the kind of representation that we as citizens look for.”
For three progressive Black women running for Congress—Mckayla Wilkes, Nina Turner, and Odessa Kelly – challenging the Democratic Party’s status quo isn’t just politics.
The national group behind ‘The Squad’ taps local nonprofit leader, longtime community center director to lead off 2022 efforts.
An East Nashville community activist has entered the race against longtime U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, who has represented Tennessee’s 5th district since 2003.
The left-wing Justice Democrats’ first primary target this election cycle is Rep. Jim Cooper, a budget hawk.
Odessa Kelly officially announced her intent to run for Congress in 2022.
Odessa Kelly announces her candidacy in a Nashville, Tennessee, House district against ten-term Blue Dog Jim Cooper.
If successful in her 2022 bid for office, Kelly would be the first openly-gay Black woman elected to Congress.
Tennessee community organizer Odessa Kelly has announced that she will challenge U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper in the 2022 Democratic primary.
Odessa Kelly, 39, is taking on an incumbent Democrat in Tennessee. She would be the first openly gay Black woman elected to Congress.
Justice Democrats endorse foe to veteran Tennessee congressman.
The first major left-wing primary challenge to House Democrat in the 2022 cycle is here, driven by the same group that helped propel progressives Jamaal Bowman and Cori Bush to Congress last year.
Justice Democrats, the progressive group that launched Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s historic 2018 campaign, made its first splash of the 2022 midterms on Monday by endorsing Nashville activist Odessa Kelly as she kicked off her Democratic primary challenge to longtime Tennessee Rep. Jim Cooper.
The progressive group that in 2018 backed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s quest for Congress is unveiling its first moderate Democratic target of the 2022 election cycle.
A progressive group that has successfully backed primary challenges to a number of Democratic members of Congress has a new target in its sights: Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.).