"The outcome of last week’s mayoral race in Syracuse is being hailed by independents as a possible precursor to more candidates carving paths outside of the traditional political parties...
...Mr. Troiano said the environment is “primed” for independents to succeed, since both parties poll poorly.
'But it takes a credible individual to be competitive because voters want to know they’re not wasting their votes,' he said. 'Ben’s win will encourage more quality independents to run because they’ll see it’s possible.'"
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