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Wed Aug 3, 2016, 01:29 AM

 

"Swing-state Democrats ask Bernie for help" -Politico

As Bernie Sanders gears up for next phase of his political revolution, Senate Democratic candidates are clamoring for his support in swing states like Ohio and Pennsylvania where his anti-trade, populist message could give Democrats a key political edge come November.

So far, Sanders has stumped for just one Senate Democratic hopeful: Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, a former colleague in the chamber and a kindred liberal spirit. And its unclear at this point how much energy Sanders a longtime independent who has never exactly been a Democratic Party stalwart is willing to expend on behalf of the party.

And while the two camps are regularly in touch, Sanders and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee are nowhere near far enough in their discussions to map out where Sanders could stump for candidates or what kind of fundraising appeals hell send out.

Still, top Democrats are already eager for Sanders to mix it up in several key down-ballot races.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/senate-bernie-sanders-226524#ixzz4GFRjxSgQ
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That Guy 888 Aug 2016 OP
Wilms Aug 2016 #1
NurseJackie Aug 2016 #3
GreenPartyVoter Aug 2016 #2
NurseJackie Aug 2016 #4
TalkingDog Aug 2016 #5
democrattotheend Aug 2016 #6

Response to That Guy 888 (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 06:46 AM

1. What!?!

 

I thought Bernie was, ya know, a S O C I A L I S T.

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Response to Wilms (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 08:05 AM

3. The primary is over. #StrongerTogether, right?

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Response to That Guy 888 (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 08:02 AM

2. That is great news! Just what the revolution needs, IMHO.

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Response to That Guy 888 (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 08:06 AM

4. I hope he'll be able to use his influence to help get Hillary and other Democrats elected.

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Response to That Guy 888 (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 10:57 AM

5. Can people stump across party lines? Sanders is an Independent now.

n/t

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Response to TalkingDog (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 11:29 AM

6. Why on earth not?

Obama had independents and even a few Republicans stump for him both times.

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