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Democratic Criminal Justice Reformers Did Well on Election Day

HIT Chief Research Officer and founding partner Roshni Nedungadi writes about public safety and what messaging won the midterm elections:

“Despite many Republican and even Democratic strategies publicly recommending that Democratic candidates retreat on the issue of crime, officials who messaged progressive solutions on crime won big in 2022. In some of the first public-safety elections in Minnesota since George Floyd’s murder, Democrat and former chief public defender Mary Moriarty knocked off a GOP prosecutor backed by law enforcement in Hennepin County (Minneapolis). Likewise, Attorney General Keith Ellison defeated a police union–backed challenger.”

Read the full article on the American Prospect website.

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