A Big City Mayoral one….
A State Supreme Court judge one also…..
Progressive/Lefties hadn’t been doing to good outside safe Blue area’s up until these two races……
Progressives got a big boost of momentum following major victories in the Midwest on Tuesday in what could have national implications heading into 2024.
Brandon Johnson’s upset mayoral win in Chicago gave liberals confidence in their approach to big cities after doubts mounted over the handling of policing and crime in New York. And in Wisconsin, judge Janet Protasiewicz used a vacancy on the state’s Supreme Court to send an abortion-rights message to voters who won Democrats control of the judicial body for the first time in years.
The results come as progressives are seeking new ways to gain traction ahead of the next election cycle. The practical barriers of a Republican-controlled House and President Biden’s pre-campaign pivot to the center have blunted their influence in Washington, but the latest results show left-wing candidates are finding new ways to make headway at the state and local levels as their focus shifts beyond D.C. ….
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