When Congressman Rush Holt decided not to run for re-election in 2014, many progressives were disappointed. After all, a clear, progressive voice was disappearing from the House of Represenatives.
But that disappointment was short-lived. Holt’s successor, Bonnie Watson Coleman, has become a leading spokesperson for the same causes.
Earlier today, I spoke with the Congresswoman, and despite a bout with bronchitis, her voice on the issues was as strong as ever. Among the things we discussed were her experience in a dysfunctional Congress, issues facing the state capitol – one of the cities in her district, energy, the voting rights act, and gun safety. The congresswoman then made the case for her preference in the Democratic presidential race.