THE POLITICAL REVOLUTION COMES TO THE STATEHOUSE

Progressives were the big winners in this week’s Rhode Island primaries.

Cynthia Mendes and Daniel Denvir explain how it happened.

PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATES WON big in this week’s Rhode Island primaries, thanks in large part to an array of left-wing organizing groups that have sprung up there in the last few years to promote candidates for state and local office. One of the week’s winners was Cynthia Mendes, who defeated the state Senate finance chair. Ryan Grim talks to Mendes about her victory. Then, Daniel Denvir of Reclaim Rhode Island explains the organizing strategies that made it happen.

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