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Written By BlabberBuzz | Saturday, 23 October 2021 09:30

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has praised India Walton, a self-described socialist, for mayor of Buffalo.

"Today, I endorse @indiawaltonbflo, the Democratic nominee for Mayor of Buffalo," the New York Democrat tweeted Thursday. "She's a community leader, nurse, & mother with a clear progressive vision for her hometown. Dems are at our best when we build a big tent & forge inclusive coalitions to fight for everyday people."

"As Buffalo voters start to head to the polls this weekend, I urge them to cast their ballot for India Walton as the next Mayor of Buffalo. India is an inspiring community leader, mother, nurse, and a lifelong Buffalonian with a clear progressive vision for her hometown," the majority leader said in a statement.

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If Walton is elected next month, she will be the first-ever female executive in Buffalo and the most high-profile socialist mayor the U.S. has witnessed in several years.

"India Walton won the Democratic primary fair and square and is the nominee, and I have always believed that the Democratic party is a big tent and is strongest and most able to build national majorities and bring meaningful change when it is inclusive — that is exactly how the Senate Democratic caucus is structured," Schumer wrote.

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Walton, who won Buffalo's Democratic incumbent mayor this summer and is on the ballot to be mayor in a November 2 election, has been praised by the Democratic Socialists of America and is a vocal advocate of defunding the police.

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Progressive Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is scheduled to partake in a rally with Walton this weekend.

Walton is all but guaranteed to win the general election in November. There is no Republican candidate in the race.

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Questioned by reporters throughout the primary race if she identified as a socialist, she announced, "Oh absolutely."

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"I'm just excited to be a part of this movement that is ushering progressive politics into Buffalo," she explained to reporters. "Being the third-poorest mid-sized city in this country, we should be considering how we begin to eradicate concentrated poverty and disadvantage, and Democratic socialist leanings are a big step in getting us there."

Buffalo's current mayor, Democrat Byron Brown, was defeated by Walton in the primary, though he launched a write-in campaign that most specialists think will fail and be challenged legally.

"It is important to know that no election is completed until the general election takes place," Brown said in June.

If elected, Walton will become the first female mayor in Buffalo's history.

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