The Democratic Plot to Stop a Socialist From Becoming Buffalo’s Mayor

India Walton won the Democratic primary fair and square. Then the man she beat teamed up with the party establishment—and Republican donors—to take her down.
When India Walton beat Byron Brown, a deeply complacent four-term incumbent, in Buffalo’s Democratic mayoral primary in June, she came closer than any woman ever has to running the second-largest city in New York. Hers was an inspiring story: Local girl makes good; achieves stunning political upset; brings national, non-blizzard-related …