Who Votes for a Socialist Mayor?: The Case of Burlington, Vermont

@article{Rice1985WhoVF,
  title={Who Votes for a Socialist Mayor?: The Case of Burlington, Vermont},
  author={T. Rice},
  journal={Polity},
  year={1985},
  volume={17},
  pages={795 - 806}
}
  • T. Rice
  • Published 1985
  • Political Science
  • Polity
The above quip refers to Burlington, Vermont, where two months before Socialist Francois Mitterrand captured the French Presidency, Socialist Bernard Sanders was elected mayor. Sanders, a professed Socialist running as an independent, defeated five-term Democratic Mayor Gordon Pauquette by a mere ten votes in March 1981.1 In a period of conservative political gains elsewhere across the country, this victory shocked many in the long-time Democratic city of 37,000, and attracted nationwide press… Expand
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or an Independent?" (If the respondent said Democrat or Republican then he or she was asked:) "Do you consider yourself to be a strong Democrat