Democratic Socialists Win Big in Pennsylvania
Four women won their Democratic primaries in Pennsylvania on Tuesday — two of them beat out male incumbents, and all of them ran on socialist platforms.
The primary could prove to be a big wake up call for establishment democrats who have thus far chosen to ignore the socioeconomic crisis that made our current president so appealing to otherwise democratic voters in the 2016 election.
The names of the candidates are as follows:
- Summer Lee, a lawyer and labor organizer
- Elizabeth Fiedler, a former public radio reporter
- Sara Innamorato, the founder of a women’s advocacy group
- Kristin Seale, an employee at an energy conservation nonprofit