[Intel Report] Meet the progressives elected after Trump: America’s new political coalition

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Ravi_Bhalla_MSNBC_fbA year after Trump’s victory, Montana elected its first black mayor, New Jersey elected its first Sikh mayor and Charlotte elected its first black female mayor

Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian: Meet the progressives elected after Trump: America’s new political coalition

Last Tuesday, voters seemed to reject much of the anger and polarisation that Donald Trump has brought in to US politics. Instead, voters elected a diverse range of candidates from progressive backgrounds. The elections, a year after Trump’s victory, saw Montana elect its first black mayor, New Jersey elected its first Sikh mayor and Charlotte elected its first black female mayor. CONTINUE READING

Maryam Saleh, The Intercept: A progessive Muslim candidate wants to flip a Florida district. He’ll have to beat both parties to do it

Ahmad Saadaldin represents a growing faction of progressive candidates fed up with politics as usual, inspired by the populist message of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., but less interested in the reconciliation with the Democratic Party that Sanders has urged. Last Tuesday, democratic socialists and insurgent populists, teamed up with mainstream Democrats, swept victories in elections across America. Saadaldin wants to find out if in Tampa, he and his backers can do it without — and, if need be, against — the Democratic Party. CONTINUE READING

OurRevolution.com: Our Revolution Candidates Win Local Offices Nationwide

Our Revolution candidates claimed victories at every level of government in Tuesday’s elections. From school board to the state legislatures, and statewide ballot initiatives, Our Revolution made history. Andrea Jenkins became the first out transgender woman elected to Minneapolis, Minnesota City Council, Elizabeth Guzman became one of the first Latinas to be elected to Virginia’s General Assembly, and Maine voters passed the first statewide Medicaid expansion. In total Our Revolution won 21 seats and one ballot initiative, with more results yet to be finalized. CONTINUE READING

 

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