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Wed Jan 30, 2019, 05:25 AM

The Revolution Will Be Localized: National Political Battles Are Reaching Into Dallas Elections

Cold, quiet weekday afternoon. One of my favorite East Dallas sausage and egg places, Barbec’s on Garland Road, is still as the tomb, empty but for this table, where a waitress hovers over five of us with a pot of hot coffee. Here I am, chatting up a table full of communists.

No, I don’t mean East Dallas guitar instructors. I mean communists. These people are members of the Socialist Workers Party. One of them, Alyson Kennedy, is running for mayor of Dallas. She’s the one who tells me I can call her a communist or a socialist.

“I kind of use them interchangeably,” she says. “I don’t think there’s much difference.”

Except for one thing. She does not want to be confused with the better-known socialist who ran for president in 2016: “When we tell people we’re Socialist Workers Party,” she says, “some people say, ‘Oh, you’re Bernie Sanders.’ So we explain we’re not like Bernie Sanders.

Read more: https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/dysfunction-in-washington-gives-dallas-mayoral-race-added-importance-11535170

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Gothmog Jan 2019 #1

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Wed Jan 30, 2019, 11:07 AM

1. Dallas County turned blue back in 2006

There has been some interesting races in Dallas since then.

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