The Wave Of Roses: Exclusive Interview With Linsey Fagan
The Wave Of Roses is a Citizens Truth series which highlights progressive candidates and organizations which challenge corporate Third Way control of the Democratic Party. This entry looks at key United States House of Representatives races for the reignited movement in the United States.
Linsey Fagan is the Democratic candidate in the 26th district of Texas in the midst of a United States Congressional race against Republican incumbent Michael Burgess. Prior to her primary victory, she appeared on The Young Turk’s Network, Rebel Headquarters to speak about her campaign. Linsey’s staunchly social democratic platform earned her the endorsements from Justice Democrats, Brand New Congress, Our Revolution Texas, and Mom’s Demand Action.
Fagan was also recently endorsed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who recently defeated long-time New York state Congressman Joe Crowley in a Democratic primary.
When I talk about @CoriBush, @ZephyrTeachout, @LinseyFaganTX & other incredible candidates, it’s because I know them. I have met them. They are knockout leaders. And they helped me when I wasn’t “viable” either.
We must have the courage to MAKE viability, not WAIT for viability.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 7, 2018
The Fagan campaign released the following statement after receiving the Cortez endorsement:
We are excited to announce we’ve been endorsed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez! Alexandria and Linsey are both endorsed by Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress, two organizations dedicated to giving Congress back to the American people. We are excited for this endorsement and to see them both working together in Congress for:
– Medicare for All
– Campaign finance reform
– A living wage
– Criminal justice reform
– Fair and just immigration reform
… and a number of other progressive ideals.
During the interview, Linsey discussed her progressive platform: including insight on what she has learned about the voters in her district during her campaign, how familiar voters are with incumbent Burgess, what enticed her to run for United States Congress, and why she isn’t phased by the fundraising gap in the race. Fagan also details her experience campaigning in a large geographic district.
The full interview can be seen below: