April 29, 2017

Working Families Party wins state legislature seat

Huffington Post - The Working Families Party, a labor union-backed progressive party, notched its third state legislature victory ever on Tuesday.

WFP candidate Joshua Hall, a vice president of the Hartford Federation of Teachers, defeated Democrat Rickey Pinckney and independent Kenneth Green in a special election for the 7th District in the Connecticut House of Representatives.
Hall will caucus with Democrats, who have a majority in the state House.

Unlike the Green Party or other independent left-leaning parties, the WFP frequently functions as a progressive faction of the Democratic Party in the handful of states where it has a large presence. Progressive Democratic candidates that elicit the WFP’s endorsement are often listed on their election slate.

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