Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Another Open Socialist Gaining Traction in Seattle Region

The Socialist reports:
Hot on the heels of socialist Kshama Sawant's earth shattering election victory in Seattle and the game changing success of the '$15 Now' end low pay campaign, comes Jess Spear. Socialist Alternative member Jess is attempting to go even further in a run for Washington State legislature.

Jess's opponent, Frank Chopp, is a 20-year Democratic Party incumbent...

Jess needed just 1% in August's primary vote to proceed to the general election in November. Even without the endorsement of Seattle's free independent newspaper, the Stranger, Jess is set to win more than 20%...

Chopp is worried about her chances. He normally uses his power and prestige to raise $150,000, spending very little in his own race and instead donating his campaign budget to other Democrats, buying patronage across Washington.

This year, Chopp wants to raise double that amount and is using every penny to defend his own seat. Out of touch Chopp has attempted to portray himself as an 'activist', and has even come out in favour of rent control (following decades in power doing nothing to bring it about)...

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