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Partner, father and liberal Democrat. I am a native Michigander living in San Francisco who is a citizen of the world.

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Boston Mayor's Race Narrows to a Progressive Versus a Moderate

OSTON — Michelle Wu, an Asian American progressive who has built a campaign around climate change and housing policy, sailed to a first-place finish in Boston’s preliminary mayoral election on Tuesday, winning 33 percent of the vote in a city that for nearly 200 years has elected only white men.

As a front-runner, Ms. Wu, 36, marks a striking departure for this city, whose politics have long turned on neighborhoods and ethnic rivalries.

The daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, she is not originally from Boston and has built an ardent following as a city councilor by proposing sweeping structural changes, like making the city’s public transportation free, restoring a form of rent control, and introducing the country’s first city-level Green New Deal.

Because of difficulties counting mail-in and drop-box ballots, the vote count moved slowly through the night, with many results being tallied by hand, and full unofficial results were not released until 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Ms. Wu, who like all of the top candidates in the contest is a Democrat, will face off in November against the second-place finisher, Annissa Essaibi George, who won 22.5 percent of the vote. Raised in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood by immigrant parents of Tunisian and Polish ancestry, Ms. Essaibi George has positioned herself as a moderate, winning endorsements from traditional power centers like the firefighters’ union and a former police commissioner.



https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/15/us/boston-mayor-election-michelle-wu.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytnational

Germany's Conservatives Face Possible Election Rout

“This is Germany’s first general election without Angela Merkel running for chancellor since 2002. For her conservative bloc, it is shaping up as a debacle,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

“A gaffe-prone new candidate, the popular chancellor’s almost complete absence from the campaign, and voter fatigue after 16 years of conservative rule could converge to deliver the bloc’s worst national electoral result ever, according to pollsters and analysts.”

“Less than two weeks before election day, opinion polls show Ms. Merkel’s group, an alliance of conservative parties known collectively as the Union, with 20% of the vote, down 15 points since January and some five points behind its center-left Social Democratic rival.”



https://politicalwire.com/2021/09/17/germanys-conservatives-face-possible-election-rout/

Restaurant hostess attacked after asking diners for proof of vaccination

Three people were arrested for allegedly assaulting a New York City restaurant hostess on Thursday after she asked a group of diners visiting from Texas to show proof they had been vaccinated before seating them.

Cellphone footage obtained by NBC New York shows a brawl involving several people outside Carmine's Italian restaurant on the Upper West Side. Staff and bystanders intervened to break up the melee after it broke out around 5 p.m. ET, the station added.
The hostess, who has not been identified, was repeatedly punched and her necklace broken, police said.

One unspecified patient was taken to the Mount Sinai Hospital, the New York City Fire Department said, without stating their condition.

The three suspects, whose ages are 21, 44 and 49, were taken to NYPD's nearby 24th precinct station house, police said.





https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/carmine-s-hostess-attacked-after-asking-diners-proof-vaccine-n1279410?cid=sm_npd_ms_tw_ma

Tweet of the Day

https://twitter.com/stevesingiser/status/1438628085327286275?s=21

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https://twitter.com/drericball/status/1438150971721273351?s=21

Extra Bonus Tweet of the Day

https://twitter.com/joedisano/status/1437923727832985603?s=21

CA-GOV: Fmr. San Diego mayor Faulconer getting cold feet tonight about running in 2022

https://twitter.com/latseema/status/1438002374451204099?s=21

Bonus Tweet of the Day

https://twitter.com/electproject/status/1437985285728518150?s=21

Dave Wasserman calls it for Newsom.

https://twitter.com/redistrict/status/1437977687201562631?s=21
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