Sara Innamorato Declares Primary Victory Over Five-Term Incumbent Dom Costa
First-time candidate Sara Innamorato declared victory over a five-term incumbent in the Democratic primary for House District 21. ...
The District 21 includes city neighborhoods like Stanton Heights and Lawrenceville, as well as suburbs like Millvale and Ross Township.
Costa has been one of the most conservative Allegheny County Democrats in the state legislature. He’s previously voted against abortion rights and in favor of more restrictive immigration policies.
A native of Ross Township with a background in consulting and nonprofit work, Innamorato challenged Costa on those positions, and pledged to fight for progressive policies like a Medicare-for-all health coverage system, as well as a more progressive tax structure and protection for renters and others from gentrifying housing costs.
She was one of three state House candidates backed by the Democratic Socialists of America -- a trend that Muhlenberg University pollster Chris Borick said is widespread this year. ...
For his part, Costa had solid backing from the Allegheny County Democratic Committee, which entitled him to have his name appear on “slate cards” handed out at the polls. He also enjoyed the support of the Allegheny County Labor Council, which represents area unions, and numerous other elected officials, who hailed his ability to address district needs.
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Well, that's just excellent. Democrats in power have to be forcibly reminded that they're not supposed to be Republicans, or RepublicanLite. Thing is, they won't move further to the left until the voters grab them by the neck and drag them over there. Let this be another wakeup call.
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DejaMoo wrote: ↑Wed May 16, 2018 12:48 pmWell, that's just excellent. Democrats in power have to be forcibly reminded that they're not supposed to be Republicans, or RepublicanLite. Thing is, they won't move further to the left until the voters grab them by the neck and drag them over there. Let this be another wakeup call.
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