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jcitybone

Thanks orl!

https://vtdigger.org/2022/07/06/bernie-sanders-endorses-becca-balint-for-us-house/

Vermont’s junior U.S. senator and national progressive political powerhouse Bernie Sanders has endorsed state Senate President Pro Tempore Becca Balint’s run for Congress, dramatically altering the playing field of the state’s most hotly contested Democratic primary race.

The move comes less than five weeks before the Aug. 9 primary election, with early voting already underway.

Sanders has, until this point, stayed out of the fray in the Democratic primary to replace U.S. Rep. Peter Welch in Vermont’s lone seat in the U.S. House. (Welch is running to replace U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., in the upper chamber.) Balint’s top contender in the race is Lt. Gov. Molly Gray.

Reached minutes after Sanders’ endorsement went public, Balint said she was “jumping up and down” with excitement. The details were only hammered out earlier on Wednesday.

“I’m so honored and so pleased to have his support,” Balint said, calling Sanders “someone who has been such a champion for working Vermonters and for working families across the nation.”

“I feel like the work that I’ve done here in Vermont, supporting working families, is something that Bernie noticed, stuff that he really cares about,” she continued. “He’s somebody that has deep moral clarity. So the fact that he felt like the message of our campaign was really resonating with him is just — it actually makes me kind of teary.”

In a press release from Balint’s campaign, Sanders pointed to the state Senate leader’s track record in the Legislature, saying Balint “does the work.”

“In Becca’s years as a state senator, she has been a voice for rural Vermonters and proved again and again that she is a champion for the working class,” Sanders said. “Becca understands that if we are going to combat the existential threat of climate change, establish universal health care and mental health care for all, create good paying jobs in Vermont and protect American democracy, we need leaders who have the courage to challenge the status quo. Becca has that courage.”

Gray was not available for an interview after news of the endorsement broke. In a written statement from her campaign, she responded to the endorsement by saying, “The great thing about our state’s democracy is that it is Vermonters who decide elections.”

“As Vermont’s Congresswoman, I’ll work with our statewide leaders and entire congressional delegation to do what is right for Vermont,” she wrote.

While Balint and Gray have each garnered high profile endorsements for their respective primary bids, a nod from Sanders could be a game changer. Thanks to his two presidential runs, Sanders’ name recognition — and donor base — stretches nationwide.

Balint said Wednesday that her campaign won’t know how Sanders’ endorsement may translate to campaign contributions “for the next few hours and days and weeks.”

“The endorsement itself is just hugely important to me,” Balint said. “But of course, I imagine given Bernie’s incredible support, not just in Vermont but across the nation, it could mean a big swell of donations to our campaign. We just don’t know yet.”

jcitybone

LieparDestin

wi64

Those titles are very polite to describe her…

wi64

Orl made a comment about Scotus and voting rights–here is whats at stake;

The case to watch Moore v. Harper (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore_v._Harper) seems to concern some trivial stuff but Moore, the side representing the North Carolina Legislature, has centered their argument on the claim that the unrecognised constitutional theory of Independent State Legislature Doctrine (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_State_Legislature_Doctrine) is legitimate and should be American law. If the majority pro-Trump SCOTUS rules in favor of Moore (who is the pro-Trump side of the case), then ISLD will become US law.

Some of the consequences of ISLD:

State legislatures are allowed to throw out electoral college electors in federal presidential elections and replace them with whoever they like, overriding the public and giving every vote in their state to their preferred candidate

State legislatures are allowed to destroy ballots for any reason they like in federal elections

State legislatures are allowed to crate new ballots for any candidate they like in federal elections (ballot stuffing)

RIP to our current form of Govt if Scotus rules in favor of the GQP as i expect them to do.

I dont know what scares me more the Scotus ruling thats forth comming or that Americans for the most part will just accept a fascist govt. and go ho hum. Some violence will happen but most of America is more worried whats trending on social media than worried about losing various freedoms. If scotus rules as i expect they will need SS protection for them and thier family’s as some extremist will take a shot at one of the six.

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LieparDestin

LieparDestin

LieparDestin

LieparDestin

Benny

Ta-ta or …

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LieparDestin

Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death
Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death

smdh

Benny

LieparDestin

Benny

I’m hoping for a class action suit if DOT refuses to act. I was one of those with “delayed” flights and missed the connection of another. we even had 3 hours of layover.

wi64

Dont have any reason to fly right now, i’ll wait 12-18 months for this to settle down to historical norms.Thankfully my boys are in state and no close relatives i need to see that are out of state a couple that are are cult -45 crazy. Vacation -i’ll just drive to some day trip area’s in Wi. Flying used to be an decent experience with decent seating with leg room.Anyone remember Midwest express? They treated thier customers well, now its a cattle call while maximizeing profits at the expense of customer no service

wi64

Nah they wouldnt do that. Would they?😜😜

LieparDestin

wi64

When you dont have a spine i dont expect the neolibs would put up much of a fight

jcitybone

Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death
Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death

wi64

Two country’s with the same problems.

jcitybone

jcitybone

jcitybone

Benny

wi64

How about the never ending craperate welfare handouts

Benny

Happy 82nd b-day to Richard Starkey

Benny

Benny

jcitybone