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Milwaukee socialists return to Wisconsin politics

Two 21st century socialists from Milwaukee are set to join the Wisconsin Assembly, marking a return of this political perspective to the state Legislature after an absence of more than three decades.

Darrin Madison Jr. won his primary against a Democratic opponent by a comfortable margin, while Ryan Clancy ran unopposed…. Madison Jr. and Clancy have been endorsed by the Milwaukee chapter of Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist organization in the country — though they are also running under the Democratic Party banner and will appear on the November 2022 ballot with that affiliation.

With no Republican challenger in either district, the candidates are set to win the general election on Nov. 3 and take their seats in the Assembly.

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