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India Walton, poised to become Buffalo's next mayor: 'It's surreal.'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called to thank her for bringing progressive ideas to Buffalo. People for Bernie – as in Sen. Bernie Sanders – tweeted a video of her victory speech. CNN, NPR and Politico covered her all but certain win over four-term incumbent Byron W. Brown. "Socialist Candidate Stuns Longtime Incumbent...
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India Walton supporters: 'It's time for change'

BUFFALO, N.Y. — “When we organize, we win," said India Walton, the 38-year-old Democratic primary winner, a progressive, and a socialist. “I care about people, and I believe resources should go to working-class people and families,” Walton said. But behind every successful candidate is a successful team. 2 On Your...
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Buffalo, NYMother Jones

In Buffalo, New York, Voters Consider a Socialist Mayor

Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters. During a typical winter, the city of Buffalo, New York, sees more than 70 inches of snow. This year, as the snow piled up, India Walton went door to door, snowy day after snowy day, collecting petition signatures to appear on the ballot as a mayoral candidate. “It was very cold and a lot of people were reluctant to open their doors,” Walton said. “But we made it.” After more than 77 inches of snow and 2,000 signatures, it is summer and Walton is running for mayor. The primary election is today.
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Democratic challengers for Buffalo mayor's seat steeped in the community

India Walton always knew she would seek public office. But the defining moment came in June 2020 when 20-year-old Courtland M. Renford threw a burning laundry basket into City Hall during what began as a peaceful protest at Niagara Square over the killing of George Floyd during a violent arrest by police in Minneapolis.
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India Walton Could Become The 1st Socialist Mayor Of A Major U.S. City In Decades

Buffalo, N.Y., appears on course soon to have its first socialist mayor after India Walton took the lead over incumbent Mayor Byron Brown in Tuesday's Democratic primary election. Walton, a progressive candidate endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America, would also be the first female mayor of New York's second-largest...

India Walton Winning Mayoral Primary Race Stuns WBEN Hosts

The WBEN morning duo of Susan Rose and Brian Mazurowski reacted to the shocking news Wednesday of an unexpected win in the Democratic primary by a self-described Democrat-Socialist named India Walton. As of Wednesday afternoon, Walton was not officially named the winner, and incumbent Byron Brown has not conceded due...