Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has endorsed India Walton in the race to become the next mayor of Buffalo, New York, calling her an “inspiring community leader.” Walton, who identifies as a socialist, stunned the Democratic establishment in June by beating four-term incumbent Mayor Byron Brown in the Democratic primary. Despite this, Brown is now waging a write-in campaign in the November 2 general election, and other prominent New York Democrats, like Governor Kathy Hochul and Congressmember Brian Higgins, who represents Buffalo, have refused to back Walton, as has the New York Democratic Party. India Walton appeared on Democracy Now! earlier this week.
India Walton: “Buffalo is 65% Democrats. So, anyone who’s going to run a successful campaign for mayor here pretty much has to be a Democrat. But the values of our current administration have not displayed the values that I believe Democrats hold, which is putting people and workers and families first.”
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