The Socialist (Almost) Mayor of Buffalo

India Walton was set to become mayor of New York’s second-largest city. Then Buffalo’s establishment had their say.

Illustration by Daniel Haskett

When thinking about democratic socialist India Walton’s loss in the Buffalo mayor’s race this past fall, it’s hard not to first think about the never-ending injustice of being poor. Consider: incumbent Byron Brown — Walton’s opponent and improbable write-in candidate, after he lost a Democratic primary in a city where its winner is virtually elected mayor […]

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