Giving up on the gridlock at the federal and state levels, progressives are turning their attention to local ballots to get their ideas passed. But policies that sell well in cities won't always work statewide.
Most of them have been in office for decades. Here's what they've learned about government.
Most incumbents are safe bets for re-election, but races remain unpredictable in several big cities.
The most powerful political offices can sometimes come from surprising and seemingly insignificant places.