"Mommy, I'm the mayor of Buffalo! Well, not until January, but yeah!"
Political newcomer India Walton stunned on Tuesday, after appearing to upset four-term incumbent Mayor Byron Brown in Buffalo's mayoral democratic primary. And as she celebrated her apparent victory, she did what any of us would do — she called her mom.
"Mommy! I won!" India rejoices amid tears. "Like...yes! Yes, mom! I won!"
Assuming Walton, a nurse and community organizer, keeps her lead following the tallying of absentee ballots, she is likely to win the general election (Republicans did not field a candidate this year) and become "the first female and first socialist to lead New York's second-largest city," the Democrat & Chronicle reports.
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