Lina Hidalgo’s forceful if controversial handling of the pandemic in Houston – Texas' largest metro area – has provided Democrats with an example of what the youthful progressive wing of their party can do when it has the power to make decisions on the ground in a life-and-death situation, writes Politico. While it is unlikely that voters would again elect a Republican county judge, said political science fellow Mark Jones, Hidalgo’s success has shown Democrats that victory is possible, and she may face strong primary challengers in 2022. Read more in Politico.
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