In a troubling turn of events for a city that has seen an elongated string of violence in its streets, a pro-Antifa candidate is leading in the polls to become that city’s next mayor.
Sarah Iannarone, a pro-Antifa, self-declared Communist, best known for declaring “I am Antifa,” is leading embattled Mayor Ted Wheeler by 11 percentage points in the last poll, 41 percent to Wheeler’s 30 percent.
The current polling was conducted by DHM Research for the Portland Business Alliance. Portland’s business district has been decimated at the hands of Antifa and BLM protesters.
Iannarone, who was once photographed at an public event wearing a skirt that featured Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, and Che Guevara, finished more than 20 points behind Wheeler in the primary. Then, Wheeler received the 50 percent plus one required to avert a runoff.