With odds stacked against him, DeRay Mckesson looks forward to mayoral election

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Famed activist and Baltimore mayoral candidate DeRay Mckesson is not going to be the city’s 50th mayor — unless he works a political miracle.

This is not a bold statement. Mckesson has yet to register even 1% in the polls, local activists have turned out to be more political enemies than allies, and The New York Times Magazine recently ran an article with a two sentence headline, the first of which read, “DeRay Mckesson Won’t Be Elected Mayor of Baltimore.”

The transition from activism to politics was never going to be easy. But Mckesson has perhaps found it more frustrating than most, despite what he believes is a solid base of experience. Read more…

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