Title: Midterms Was a 'Red' Wave ... for Socialist Candidates
Description: In this clip from The Heartland Institute's weekly In the Tank Podcast, Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo discuss how far-left progressive and socialist candidates continue to gain significant traction at both the federal and state levels of government.
A new analysis of the 2022 midterm election conducted by The Heartland Institute’s Socialism Research Center finds that socialist candidates in federal and statewide elections were overwhelmingly successful in their bids for elected office.
In total, 132 socialist candidates were tracked — 78 at the state level and 54 at the federal level. Our analysis found 120 of these far-left candidates were victorious (a 90.9 percent victory rate). Candidates were identified as “socialist” by examining endorsements by socialist organizations, such as Our Revolution and the Democratic Socialists of America.
Read the whole report at the link below.