As a Socialist on the Seattle City Council Kshama Sawant may be the most powerful local foe of the city’s largest private employer, Amazon. She helped pass a $15-an-hour minimum wage law that has cost the company dearly. She was also a staunch supporter of an ordinance to force large companies to pay a $275-per-employee annual “head tax” to fund public housing and homeless services. The City Council passed that too but then repealed it a month later. To the delight of her left-wing base, Sawant cast one of two dissenting votes and called Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos “our enemy.”Now Amazon is seeking its revenge. Advertisement The company is supporting the business-friendly candidate who is running against Sawant in this week’s election — and who was holding a narrow lead as ballot counting continued on Thursday afternoon. Voting ended Tuesday, but counting all the mail-in ballots could take another few days. With about half of expected ballots counted, Egan Orion, a small-business advocate and LGBTQ community leader, had 51%.Sawant had 49%, having clawed back 3 percentage points since the initial count on Tuesday. In 2013, Sawant overcame a seven-point initial margin to win her first two-year term.Amazon, which employs… Read full this story
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