First ever socialist elected to US Senate

From the Boston Globe 

The independent socialist congressman, who’s been bucking the establishment ever since his upset victory in the Burlington mayor’s race in 1981, trounced his Republican opponent Tuesday in the race to fill the Senate seat held by retiring U.S. Sen. James Jeffords.

Democratic state Sen. Peter Welch, meanwhile, bested Republican Martha Rainville for the right to fill Sanders’ seat in Congress.

With 91 percent of precincts reporting, Sanders had polled about 65 percent of the vote, to 32 percent for businessman Richard Tarrant. Welch led Republican Martha Rainville, the former head of the Vermont National Guard, by about 9 points.

He and Nancy Pelosi should work well together… They are both Socialists… he at least has the balls to admit it.

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