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Portland Mayor Losing To Pro-Antifa Communist Challenger


In a troubling turn of events for a city that has seen an elongated string of violence in its streets, a pro-Antifa candidate is leading in the polls to become that city’s next mayor.

Sarah Iannarone, a pro-Antifa, self-declared Communist, best known for declaring “I am Antifa,” is leading embattled Mayor Ted Wheeler by 11 percentage points in the last poll, 41 percent to Wheeler’s 30 percent.

The current polling was conducted by DHM Research for the Portland Business Alliance. Portland’s business district has been decimated at the hands of Antifa and BLM protesters.

Iannarone, who was once photographed at an public event wearing a skirt that featured Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, and Che Guevara, finished more than 20 points behind Wheeler in the primary. Then, Wheeler received the 50 percent plus one required to avert a runoff.

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Since then, Wheeler has faced serious criticism for his handling of protests that have seen the city all but destroyed by Antifa, BLM, and anarchic domestic terrorists. A recent poll conducted on behalf of a law enforcement advocacy group found Wheeler’s favorability at a scant 26 percent.

Iannarone’s campaign manager, Greg McKelvey, helped organize and execute the election week protests-turned-riots back in 2016. He is also a self-declared Communist and was a DNC convention delegate for Bernie Sanders.

Iannarone has a fully Marxist-Progressive platform that includes defunding the police to the tune of $25 million annually.

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Frank Salvato is the co-host of the Underground USA podcast and host of the National File podcast RightMinded. His writing has been recognized by the US House International Relations Committee and the Japan Center for Conflict Prevention, and has been published by The American Enterprise Institute, The Washington Times, Accuracy in Media, and Breitbart. Mr. Salvato appeared on The O'Reilly Factor on FOX News Channel and is the author of six books examining internal and external threats facing our country. He can be heard twice weekly on “The Captain’s America: Third Watch” radio program syndicated nationally on the Salem Broadcasting Network and Genesis Communications affiliate stations.