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Thu Apr 4, 2019, 04:59 PM

Socialist Surge: DSA-Backed Candidates Nab Wins in Chicago Election

From the article:

The election of Chicago's first black female and openly gay mayor—Lori Lightfoot—grabbed national headlines, but it was not the only noteworthy outcome of the city's runoff election Tuesday.
Voters chose three—possibly four —democratic socialists to be part of the Chicago City Council, potentially raising the number of ideologically aligned left-wingers on the council to six.
Their victories, coupled with those of two other democratic socialists in the first round earlier this year, mark "the largest socialist electoral victory in modern American history," wrote author and Jacobin managing editor Micah Uetricht.


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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/04/03/socialist-surge-dsa-backed-candidates-nab-wins-chicago-election?cd-origin=rss&utm_term=Socialist%20Surge%3A%20DSA-

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