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    Blow to Amazon as Seattle socialist looks to have triumphed in key vote

    Kshama Sawant victory in the local election in Seattle show that not even companies like Amazon can always get what they want. That people organizing can triumph in elections over multi billion companies and their massive campaign donations.

    "In a blow to Amazon, the socialist candidate Kshama Sawant appeared on Saturday to have beaten the business-backed Egan Orion for a seat on Seattle city council, despite an unprecedented financial effort from the tech giant.

    Amazon is headquartered in the city. It ploughed $1.5m into the city council election through a political action committee sponsored by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.

    Civic Alliance For A Sound Economy dispensed about $440,000 in support of Orion and backed six other candidates considered business-friendly. In 2015, according to the New York Times, Amazon and its employees only contributed about $130,000 to city council candidates."

    Blow to Amazon as Seattle socialist looks to have triumphed in key vote | US news | The Guardian

    More about the election and Amazon's influence over Seattle politics,

    Why did Amazon spend $1.5m in Seattle's local elections? | Hamilton Nolan | Opinion | The Guardian
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    Re: Blow to Amazon as Seattle socialist looks to have triumphed in key vote

    Sawant won but the Business Classes gained an additional seat beyond what they already have. Fail to see the "Big Blow" or else they would be out looking for HQ3

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    Re: Blow to Amazon as Seattle socialist looks to have triumphed in key vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Bergslagstroll View Post
    Kshama Sawant victory in the local election in Seattle show that not even companies like Amazon can always get what they want. That people organizing can triumph in elections over multi billion companies and their massive campaign donations.

    "In a blow to Amazon, the socialist candidate Kshama Sawant appeared on Saturday to have beaten the business-backed Egan Orion for a seat on Seattle city council, despite an unprecedented financial effort from the tech giant.

    Amazon is headquartered in the city. It ploughed $1.5m into the city council election through a political action committee sponsored by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.

    Civic Alliance For A Sound Economy dispensed about $440,000 in support of Orion and backed six other candidates considered business-friendly. In 2015, according to the New York Times, Amazon and its employees only contributed about $130,000 to city council candidates."

    Blow to Amazon as Seattle socialist looks to have triumphed in key vote | US news | The Guardian

    More about the election and Amazon's influence over Seattle politics,

    Why did Amazon spend $1.5m in Seattle's local elections? | Hamilton Nolan | Opinion | The Guardian
    Not hard to see why they would want her out after she championed a tax specifically targeting the city's largest employer. It's very strange that a city official would try to push jobs out of the community.

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