Progressives On The Ropes 5 Takeaways From Seattles Election …

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Progressives On The Ropes 5 Takeaways From Seattles Election ...

While there are still hundreds of thousands of ballots to be counted from the November 2 general election, several candidates in high-profile contests have leapt out to early leads that parallel national trends.

In a nutshell, here are the top five things we learned from Tuesday’s tallies:  It was a scary night for liberals in Seattle. The moderate, business-backed candidates in the city’s three most watched contests, who didn’t quite run as an official slate, raced to massive and potentially insurmountable leads.

Progressives On The Ropes 5 Takeaways From Seattles Election ...

Former City Council President Bruce Harrell

Former City Council President Bruce Harrell has been critical of current President M. Lorena González for her statements in favour of slashing police funding by 50% and doing away with single-family exclusive zoning. He had a 30-point lead, which was not going to be overcome in the next few days.

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Most Heated Campaign For City Council.

Nikkita Oliver, an anti-racism activist and attorney, finished considerably behind brewery owner Sara Nelson, a former aide to Richard Conlin, a council member defeated in 2013 by socialist Kshama Sawant, in the city’s most heated campaign for City Council.

Even though she was backed by every Democratic legislative district group, police abolitionist Nicole Thomas-Kennedy was losing hard to Republican Ann Davison. It has been found that city residents who vote late lean leftward. But not by enough to change the outcome in any of the three races.

Greeting  Republicans

Greetings, Republicans in King County, and good night, Seattle! The expression “good night to Seattle Republicans” hasn’t been used in reference to municipal elections in the city for almost three decades.

In contrast, Davison, who campaigned for lieutenant governor as a Republican in 2020, is 17 points ahead in the nonpartisan election for the city attorney. Paul Kraabel, a Republican, was elected to the Seattle City Council in 1975 and served until 1991.

But Republicans In Seattle Shouldn’t Get Too Enthusiastic

But Republicans in Seattle shouldn’t get too enthusiastic about the resurgence just yet; Trump got just 8% of the vote in the city in 2020. Nikkita Oliver, an anti-racism activist and attorney, finished considerably behind brewery owner Sara Nelson, a former aide to Richard Conlin.

A council member defeated in 2013 by socialist Kshama Sawant, in the city’s most heated campaign for City Council. Even though she was backed by every Democratic legislative district group, police abolitionist Nicole Thomas-Kennedy was losing hard to Republican Ann Davison.

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Final Words

Not only that, but it’s possible that district elections might be different from citywide ones. But no amount of money in 2019 would buy her a place at the table.

Tenants in District 3 might go to the polls en masse if the influence of big business on the 2021 election enrages progressives.

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