Sanders Stepdaughter Loses Race for Mayor in Vermonts Largest City
Carina Driscoll, the stepdaughter of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), faltered in her bid to become the mayor of Burlington, Vermont on Tuesday.
Driscoll, a former state legislator who ran as an independent against two-term incumbent Democrat, Miro Weinberger, received only 35 percent of the vote, according to initial results reported by the Burlington Free Press.
A local reporter shared a video on Twitter of the candidate arriving at Burlington pub following her loss to Weinberger.
@CarinaForMayor arrives at Smitty’s Pub to speak to supporter after losing #BTV mayor’s race to @MiroBTV pic.twitter.com/7qKUTnRovc
— Renée Wunderlich (@ReneeMyNBC5) March 7, 2018
During the campaign, the former state legislator pitched her experience as a small business owner and former member of the school board as decisive to tackling the city’s problems. Driscoll, who stressed her desire to implement a people-led vision” to build “a local economy that works for” everyone, also accused the incumbent administration of being too close to private interests.Read More...