CdeBaca was among three candidates that unseated incumbents in the Tuesday runoff, preliminary results show, and she’s already drawing comparisons to Socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old who unseated 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th congressional district in 2018.
District 9 City Council Race Takes Nasty Turn After Racist Flier
CONOR MCCORMICK-CAVANAGH | MAY 23, 2019 | 2:17PM
On May 23, some residents of the Clayton neighborhood found racist fliers on their cars that promote Candi CdeBaca in the District 9 runoff against Denver City Councilman Albus Brooks, according to the incumbent.
The flier shows Brooks's face on a cartoon monkey with a banana and includes the lines "Time for this monkey to go!" and "Voto latino #itstime," along with CdeBaca's logo.
It's unclear who produced the flier, but the CdeBaca campaign denies any connection to it. Strongly.
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District 9 is a 2009 science fiction action film directed by Neill Blomkamp, written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, and produced by Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham. It is a co-production of New Zealand, the United States and South Africa. The film stars Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, and David James, and was adapted from Blomkamp's 2006 short film Alive in Joburg.
The film is partially presented in a found footage format by featuring fictional interviews, news footage, and video from surveillance cameras. The story, which explores themes of humanity, xenophobia and social segregation, begins in an alternate 1982, when an alien spaceship appears over Johannesburg, South Africa. When a population of sick and malnourished insectoid aliens are found aboard the ship, the South African government confines them to an internment camp called District 9. Years later, during the government's relocation of the aliens to another camp, one of the confined aliens named Christopher Johnson tries to escape with his son and return home, crossing paths with a bureaucrat named Wikus van der Merwe. The title and premise of District 9 were inspired by events in Cape Town's District Six, during the apartheid era.
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