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Socialists Target Louisville City Council: Conquering the South Seat by Seat

The country’s largest Marxist organization, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), is running two comrades for the Louisville, Kentucky, City Council elections this coming Nov. 3.

These races should not be seen in isolation, but as part of a wider Marxist strategy to gain influence in the U.S. South.

The DSA and their allies in the pro-China communist group Liberation Road are targeting southern electoral races at every level. Their strategy is to gain power in local city councils across the South to consolidate local power and become competitive in statewide races. If the Marxists can turn only two or three southern states blue, the far-left and their Democratic allies will rule the United States in perpetuity.

DSA comrade Ryan Fenwick, a Louisville attorney, is running as a Democrat against an incumbent in Council District 10. When Fenwick ran for the Louisville mayoralty in 2018, he was heavily defeated. With more name recognition and an energized team of Louisville DSA comrades behind him, he has a much better shot this time around.

Comrade Robert Bell is running in the open 4th District race against several competitors. Bell, a teacher and “community organizer,” supports a “Green New Deal for Louisville, Public Ownership of Utilities, Expanded Free Public Transit, Housing as a Human Right, Improving Access to Medical Care, Reproductive Justice, Ending Food Insecurity, and Creating a Solidarity City,” according to a Progressive Candidates Facebook post.

Louisville DSA has more than 100 comrades. If Fenwick or Bell, or both, win the May primary, the DSA will likely call in doorknockers from Lexington, Bowling Green, and southern Indiana to help out. If the races look winnable, the DSA has nearly 60,000 members nationwide to draw on for donations and phone-banking assistance.

Liberation Road also has a strong presence in the city. They also work closely with Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, a far-left “community organization” with several thousand members and branches across the state.

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