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Los Angeles socialist mayoral candidate results

Two candidates from nationally organized socialist parties we cover at IPR competed yesterday in Los Angeles’ mayoral election.

Carlos Alvarez (IPR coverage here) of the Party for Socialism and Liberation garnered 2,483 votes for 1.08% of the vote.

Former Socialist Workers Party presidential nominee and some-time presidential stand-in James Harris (IPR coverage here) took 2,057 votes, 0.89%.

The race used a non-partisan ballot and included 8 other candidates, including incumbent Antonio Villaraigosa, who with 55% of the vote is re-elected without facing a runoff. Results are unofficial and include 99.94% of precincts.

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  1. Trent Hill Trent Hill March 6, 2009

    Combined, the explicit socialists got about 2%. Not bad for a socialist showing,actually.

  2. Morgan Brykein Morgan Brykein March 6, 2009

    I was wondering how he would do. I was kinda hoping he’d do better.

  3. Trent Hill Trent Hill March 5, 2009

    hahaha. No, Im working. While thinking of what to write, I often hit refresh on various sites–IPR one of them.

  4. Fred Church Ortiz Fred Church Ortiz Post author | March 5, 2009

    Pretty quick there Trent, refreshing the site all night?

  5. Trent Hill Trent Hill March 5, 2009

    Thanks for writing this up Fred.

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