Lee Carter’s campaign for the Virginia House of Delegates 50th district was successful, defeating Jackson Miller, the Republican incumbent who is serving as the current House Majority Whip. Running as a Democrat, but in the mold of Bernie Sanders, Marine veteran Lee identifies as a Democratic Socialist.
What does that mean? For Lee, he echoes Sander’s explanation: “It means I believe in strong unions, health care for everybody, and an end to discrimination”. In this campaign the issues also included single-payer health care and getting money out of politics, issues which very much resonate with the Democratic base. Those issues resonated strongly enough to get out 11,360 votes for Lee to 9,510 for Miller. More info on Carter’s campaign in this New Republic article.
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