These women were elected as democratic socialists. Now they’re trying to figure out what that means.
State Rep. Sara Innamorato stood outside the restaurant, staring at her phone, contemplating what to do next. Should she get on a conference call with the presidential campaign for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) or go to a happy hour with some lobbyists?
For her, it was a difficult choice. The democratic socialist’s surprisingly salient first run for president had inspired Innamorato to campaign for him in 2016, and then to campaign for herself in 2018 as one of the first socialists to join the Pennsylvania state legislature in nearly a century. Read more>>>