Why India Walton’s candidacy could pave way for left-leaning politics in Buffalo

By Robert J. McCarthy

Read the full article from Buffalo News, here.

When India B. Walton acknowledged Wednesday that she would lose her campaign for mayor, she seemed resolved to avoid ending up as a footnote in Buffalo’s political history.

Instead, the nurse-turned-candidate who captured national attention with her challenge to incumbent Byron W. Brown served notice on the city’s political establishment. While unsuccessful, she said, her campaign had accomplished “ending the era of complacent Buffalo politicians.”

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