June 23, 2021

"Mommy!! I won!!! Mommy, I'm the mayor of Buffalo!!! Well, not until January, but yeah. Like, yes. Yes, mom."


"India B. Walton, the community activist barely known to many Buffalo voters just months ago, shocked four-term incumbent Byron W. Brown in Tuesday's Democratic primary for mayor in what may rank as the most historic upset in the city's political history.... Her victory followed a left-leaning campaign that built surprising strength in finances and organization in its closing days. While Brown, 62, aired soft TV ads that seemed to reflect strength and confidence, Walton jabbed the mayor as out of touch with average voters, under investigation by a federal grand jury, and a pawn of 'billionaire' donors unwilling to relinquish his 16-year grip on City Hall" — The Buffalo News reports.

I'm no fan of left-wing mayoring, but that video makes me cry!

The NYT article points out that Walton will be "the first socialist mayor of a major American city since 1960, when Frank P. Zeidler stepped down as Milwaukee’s mayor."


Ann Althouse said...

Assistant Village Idiot writes:

A socialist mayor.

It has become a Dad-saying in the family, now that some of my many sons are dads themselves: "What could go wrong?"

Ann Althouse said...

Charlie writes:

"I'm no fan of left-wing mayoring, but that video makes me cry!”

Soon, it will be the citizens of Buffalo who’ll be crying!

Ann Althouse said...

Amadeus 48 writes: "India Walton got 11,132 votes in a city of 255,000. A total of 21,000 voted in the election. The people have spoken, but 90% remained silent. The future belongs to those who show up."