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'A Revolution': Philly DA Candidate Seeking to End Mass Incarceration Wins Race


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'A Revolution': Philly DA Candidate Seeking to End Mass Incarceration Wins Race

Nika Knight, staff writer

Larry Krasner, the most progressive candidate in Philadelphia's seven-way Democratic primary election for District Attorney, won the race Tuesday in what supporters call "a revolution."

Krasner ran on an unprecedented campaign to end mass incarceration and stand up for people's civil rights and liberties.

"This changes the game across the country."
—William Cobb,
American Civil Liberties Union


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This is super-exciting - and an example of the relationship that should be between political candidates and grassroots activists and our issues. Also how we can build power on the local and state levels despite what is happening federally. The Intercept article is more in-depth.


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Its about time Philadelphia lives up to its catch phrase "the city of love."


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Excellent. Make those Philly cops shake in their shoes....


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Krasner will face Republican Beth Grossman in November, but his primary victory is seen as a de facto win for the office in the very Democratic-leaning city.

That is the old D's talking, assuming victory because they are in a D city. It is now up to the people of Philly to have the biggest GOTV drive in city history to ensure it is a RESOUNDING YES VOTE!


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Exactly, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
Hilary knows how to do that very well.