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Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous joins forces with Bernie Sanders to rally for debt-free higher education in Maryland.
Beto O’Rourke Wants To Debate Ted Cruz Six Times, Twice In Spanish U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, has invited U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to participate in six debates with O’Rourke across Texas, two of them in Spanish, during their U.S. Senate race. O’Rourke campaign manager Jody Casey made the proposal in a letter last week to Cruz’s senior staff, adding that the debates should have “media reach to all twenty markets in the state.” “I would like to begin direct coordination of the debates with your campaign team between now and May 10th,” Casey wrote to Cruz advisers … Continue reading →
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont will make a two-day swing through Pennsylvania to rally with candidates in Democratic primary races.
The former presidential candidate’s stump pitches will start with a Friday evening event for lieutenant governor candidate John Fetterman in front of Philadelphia’s City Hall.
Fetterman endorsed Sanders for president in 2016’s Democratic primary against Hillary Clinton. Sanders, however, didn’t endorse Fetterman in that year’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary.
On Saturday, Sanders will campaign with Democratic congressional candidates Jess King in Lancaster and Greg Edwards in Allentown.
King is uncontested for the nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker. Edwards is running in a six-way primary to succeed retiring Republican U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent.
— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) May 2, 2018
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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who galvanized the progressive movement during his presidential primary contest with Democrat Hillary Clinton, has endorsed Democrat Greg Edwards in his bid to represent the Lehigh Valley in Congress.
Sanders described Edwards, a community organizer, as working “tirelessly” to promote “justice in health care, education and economic dignity throughout the Lehigh Valley,” according to a statement forwarded by Edwards’ campaign.
“From his work in the nonprofit sector to his practice of nonviolent direct action, Greg is a proven progressive leader who has had the courage to speak out and fight for those left behind,” said Sanders of Vermont. “…He brings with him the courage to fight for what’s right, the vision to build an America that works for all of us, and the experience to represent his district.”
Edwards, who is competing against five other Democrats in the 7th District, has often echoed Sanders mantra of debt-free education, universal pre-Kindergarten, Meidcare for All and a higher minimum. Edwards was endorsed last week by the Congressional Progressive Caucus which counts Sanders, now an independent, as a member.
In a statement, Edwards said he was “humbled and honored” by the endorsement and sees him as “a colleague ready to fight alongside him to restore power to the people.”
Pennsylvania pastor and progressive Greg Edwards could flip a congressional seat the GOP has held for nearly a decade pic.twitter.com/BxA3rFX0ev
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) April 25, 2018
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Our Revolution President and former Ohio State Senator, Nina Turner gives a blockbuster presentation in support of true progressive women running for California offices – Jovanka Beckles, Gayle McLaughlin, and Pamela Price. Location: MLK Jr. Middle School, in Berkeley, CA
Bernie Sanders provided endorsements to two 2018 canddudates on Friday:Continue reading →
This showed up on my twitter feed just now as a ‘Promoted’ tweet. Now, I don’t tend to squander any love on Bloomberg, Steyer, or Soros, but I was curious enough to look up this group, Power The Future, and look at what I found on the group’s timeline: Hmmm, I thought, something seems off. Here is the linked story: Beto O’Rourke to major Democratic super PAC donor: “Thanks, but no thanks” Tom Steyer, one of the biggest Democratic donors in the country, openly mulled spending on O’Rourke’s behalf via his environmental super PAC, NextGen America. Wait, is it..possible that O’Rourke said, “Thanks, but no thanks” for … Continue reading →
Paula Jean Swearengin spoke with TYT’s Cenk Uygur about her campaign against Joe Manchin.
On name recognition and Manchin’s polling numbers:
“A lot of people know Joe Manchin. A man walked up to me the other day and said “Who are you running against?”. I said “Joe Manchin”. He said “I dont want to know anymore I’m voting for you”. A lot of people are going to show up and vote for me whether they know my name or not”
“He [Manchin] is polling to lose to a generic Republican. What is worrisome to a lot of people here in West Virginia is Don Blankenship is polling second. I don’t think that people are going to get behind Joe Manchin especially because Don Blankenship is in this race because let’s be honest, West Virginia is going to make history when Blankenship gets his butt kicked by a coal miners daughter.”
On how Manchin views her candidacy:
“I’ve seen him a few times, I’ve asked him to debate. I don’t think he’ll have the guts to do it. It’s funny, as an advocate for this state and working for this state for years oftentimes I’ve been called honey, babydoll, darlin’ by Joe Machin. When I announced my candidacy I was called Paula Jean. So finally I have a name. I hope he starts calling more women by their names.”
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Sanders, Warren, O’Rourke inspire patriotic small donor waves During the 2016 presidential campaign, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) fired the small-donor fundraising shot that was heard around the political world and now stands on the brink of transforming American politics for a long time to come. The Sanders fundraising triumph in 2016, raising huge amounts of money by refusing dirty special interest money and appealing to intensely patriotic and idealistic small donors, is a living legacy that is demonstrating enormous political power as the midterm elections and the 2020 presidential campaign come closer. .. Now Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), who is … Continue reading →
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who sought the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2016 election but lost out to Hillary Clinton, on Monday criticized Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his policies.
“As someone who believes absolutely and unequivocally in Israel’s right to exist… we must say loudly and clearly, that to oppose the reactionary policies of Prime Minister Netanyahu does not make us anti-Israel,” Sanders told the annual conference of the J Street organization.
He took issue with Israel’s response to the recent riots along the border with Gaza, claiming Israel “massively overreacted” to the protests.
“The presence of Hamas members among a crowd of tens of thousands does not justify the level of violence we saw, and frankly it’s amazing to me that anyone would find that point controversial,” Sanders said.
“I have condemned Hamas’s use of terrorist violence and will continue to do so. But that violence cannot excuse shooting at unarmed protesters, and it cannot excuse trapping almost two million people inside Gaza,” he charged.
Sanders also said that the United States “must play a much more aggressive and even-handed role in ending the Gaza blockade and helping Palestinians and Israelis build a future that works for all.” He added that, If the White House does not do that, Congress must take the lead.
“Too often, our foreign policy debate here in Washington is dominated by those whose answer to complicated international situations seems always to involve dropping more bombs, rather than engage in the hard work of diplomacy and negotiation,” said Sanders, who opined that the best way to achieve peace between Israelis and Arabs is the “two-state solution”.
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