Update: Hutchinson for Congress

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Close to a thousand people voted socialist in Connecticut’s congressional election in November. Socialist Action’s candidate in the state’s First District, Christopher Hutchinson, an art teacher, received 976 votes in a four-way race, including John Larson, the fourth-highest ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives. Five parties held lines on the ballot.

John Larson received 61%, with 139,113 votes (57.7% on the Democratic Party line, and 3.5% on the Working Families Party line). Republican Ann Brickely got 37%, with 84,084 votes, and Green Party candidate Ken Krayeske got 1% with 2565 votes.

Meanwhile, in Ohio, school teacher and labor activist Dan LaBotz, running as the candidate of the Socialist Party, received about 27,000 votes for U.S. Senate.

> This article was originally published in the December 2010 print edition of Socialist Action newspaper.

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