"Recommended. Nat Bates for Mayor offers an often fascinating fly-on-the-wall view of small city politics and the frequent lapses into pettiness and tribalism that result in polarized communities."
Alternatively entertaining, frustrating, and poignant, Nat Bates For Mayor is a striking allegory for the political divisions seen on a national scale, even when within the same parties. An all-democrat mayoral election in Richmond, CA is intensified to an almost absurd degree by the infusion of money from Big-Oil and accusations of carpet-bagging, calling into question the very idea of elected representation. With in-depth coverage of all of the candidates, Nat Bates For Mayor stays suspenseful down to its inevitable conclusion on election night.
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