Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast This week, Briahna spoke to two progressive congressional candidates hoping to make a difference in Northern Virginia & Washington DC -- Ally Dalsimer & Rev. Wendy Hamilton respectively. Hamilton, formerly Andrew Yang's Director of Spiritual Outreach, is hoping to unseat Eleanor Holmes Norton, who has been DC's House Delegate since 1991. Ally Dalsimer, an environmental activist, is hoping to unseat Gerald Connolly, who has been occuping his seat in the 11th district since 2009. Briahna asked the candidates not only what it will take to win, but whether they've considered how to overcome disaffection for electoralism on the left, and why anyone should commit their hard earned dollars to a congressional campaign when so may elected progressives have been disappointing as of late. Also, Briahna asked how can the left hold their candidates accountable -- using as an example the tension between Jamaal Bowman and the DSA. Do organizations influence candidates or do they kowtow to them? Subscribe to Bad Faith on YouTube for video of this episode. Find Bad Faith on Twitter (@badfaithpod) and Instagram (@badfaithpod). Produced by Armand Aviram. Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).