Insurrectionists are Winning Their Primaries

Over ten candidates listed in the Insurrection Index advance in respective August 2nd primary races. These individuals either helped organize, participated in or supported the Big Lie. They should be held accountable and not hold office.

“The recent primary results prove once again that democracy is under attack. January 6th was not an isolated event, and these insurrectionist candidates are closer to winning seats in government where they will be able to further corrupt our democracy,” said Christina Baal-Owens, Executive Director of Public Wise. “We have an opportunity to stop this anti-democratic wave in the general elections in November. We must take it.”

We encourage those who value democracy to look up the candidates in their respective states so that they can vote against them in their states’ general elections.

August 2 Primary Results – Insurrection Index Tracking by Public Wise

Won

  • Mark Finchem advanced for Arizona Secretary of State
  • Debbie Lesko advanced for U.S. House of Representatives, AZ-08
  • Paul Gosar advanced for U.S. House of Representatives, AZ-09
  • Andy Biggs advanced for U.S. House of Representatives, AZ-05
  • David Schweikert advanced for U.S. House of Representatives, AZ-01
  • Matt Maddock advanced for MI House of Representatives, District 44
  • Jake LaTurner advanced for U.S. House of Representatives, KS-02
  • Ron Estes advanced for U.S. House of. Representatives, KS-04
  • John Gibbs advanced for U.S. House of Representatives, MI-03
  • Tim Walberg advanced for U.S. House of Representatives, MI-05
  • Lisa McClain advanced for U.S. House Representative, MI-09
  • Sam Graves advanced for U.S. House of Representatives, MO-06
  • Jason Smith advanced for U.S. House of Representatives, MO-08
  • Eric Schmitt advanced for U.S. Senator, MO

Uncalled

  • Kari Lake is currently leading for Arizona Governor
  • Anthony Kern is currently leading for Arizona State Senate, District 27