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Offline mystery-ak

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Seattle close to electing Socialist candidate
« on: November 13, 2013, 11:45:01 AM »
http://www.breitbart.com/system/wire/DAA1QN6G2

Seattle close to electing Socialist candidate
AP 11/13/2013 4:41:01 PM
(AP) Seattle close to electing Socialist candidate
By MANUEL VALDES
Associated Press
SEATTLE

Voters in Seattle are close to electing a Socialist candidate to a city office.

Even in left-leaning Seattle, where police recently made headlines for handing out snacks at a large marijuana festival and politicians often try to out-liberal each other, the fact that 41-year-old Kshama Sawant has taken the lead in a City Council race has surprised many people.

Following the latest ballot count Tuesday night, Sawant had a 41-vote lead over incumbent Richard Conlin. Given Washington state's mail-in voting system, a definitive winner won't be named for days or even weeks.

Sawant has backed efforts to raise the minimum wage to $15, favors rent control and supports a tax on millionaires to fund city needs.

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Re: Seattle close to electing Socialist candidate
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013, 11:58:35 AM »
Oh, Hell, Seattle has been electing Jim McDermott to Congress for years, decades, now...and before him, Mike Lowry.  Both are open, avowed Socialists though they have run under the Democrat banner.  This isn't really much news here.
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Re: Seattle close to electing Socialist candidate
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2013, 01:11:03 PM »
Seattle is a lost cause, just like LA, San Francisco, New York City etc.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

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Re: Seattle close to electing Socialist candidate
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2013, 08:31:41 PM »
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Re: Seattle close to electing Socialist candidate
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Re: Seattle close to electing Socialist candidate
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2013, 08:41:48 PM »
Some day Mt. Ranier is going to come back alive, and when it erupts it will flush the Puget Sound like the giant toilet bowl it has become, and scour Seattle out into the Pacific once and for all.



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Re: Seattle close to electing Socialist candidate
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