A string of Democratic-Socialist candidates made major inroads in Chicago’s recent citywide elections; taking at least five seats -and possibly a sixth- as the region struggles to clampdown on rising crime and homelessness.
“A total of five democratic socialists, and possibly a sixth, won races for alderman either in February or in Tuesday’s runoff elections,” reports CBS Chicago.
“That sixth candidate, Rosanna Rodriguez-Sanchez is trailing longtime Ald. Deb Mell by only a few dozen votes. Mell, whose family has represented the 33rd Ward for more than 40 years, is hoping that mail ballots will help her maintain her seat,” adds the author.
The results come as leading national Democrats -including Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez- endorsed the total abolishment of the Electoral College and other progressive policies heading into the 2020 race for the White House.
Read the full report at CBS News.