Tag Archives: Bernie Sanders

DNC To Ask All 2020 Candidates To Sign “Affirmation” That They Will Campaign And Serve As Democrats

CNN reports: The Democratic National Committee plans to meet with 2020 campaigns next week to hand out an “affirmation form” for candidates to sign and certify they will run and serve as members of the Democratic Party, a DNC official said Tuesday. The announcement follows Bernie Sanders’ entry into the 2020 campaign earlier Tuesday — his second consecutive presidential election. …

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Bernie Sanders Raises $6 Million In First 24 Hours

The New York Times reports: Just over 24 hours after announcing his presidential bid, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has already raised $6 million from more than 225,000 donors, his campaign said Wednesday morning. That amount far surpasses what any of his rivals have disclosed raising after their own announcements this year. Previously, Senator Kamala Harris of California had claimed …

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Bernie Raises $1.2M In First Hours After 2020 Launch

Axios reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders’ newly launched presidential campaign estimated he raised $1.2 million from 42,000 donors in the first 3.5 hours after his official announcement on Tuesday morning. Sen. Kamala Harris, the biggest fundraiser in the race to date, raised $1.5 million from 38,000 online donors in the 24 hours after she announced her presidential bid last month. The …

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BREAKING: Bernie Sanders Launches 2020 Campaign

Newsweek reports: Bernie Sanders is officially in the running for the 2020 presidential race, with the Vermont Senator telling Vermont Public Radio in an interview that aired Tuesday morning that he’s ready to “move the revolution forward.” “We began the political revolution in the 2016 campaign, and now it’s time to move that revolution forward,” the independent lawmaker said in …

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Kamala Harris: I’m Not A Democratic Socialist [VIDEO]

Fox News reporter Peter Doocy cornered Kamala Harris in Vermont this afternoon for a typically Fox News-y question. Mediaite reports: “Senator Harris, one of the most popular Democrats in America right now is the guy who won here in 2016, Bernie Sanders, describes himself as a Democratic socialist,” Doocy said, and asked, “To compete in New Hampshire, do you have …

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REPORT: Bernie Sanders Records 2020 Campaign Video, In Talks For Outdoor Launch Speech At Brooklyn College

Politico reports: Bernie Sanders, inching closer to a second bid for the White House, has recorded a campaign video in which he says he is running for president in 2020, according to two people familiar with the spot. It’s the latest sign the independent senator, the runner-up in the 2016 contest for the Democratic nomination, is nearing a presidential announcement. …

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Bernie Sanders To Deliver His Own SOTU Response

The Hill reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will deliver his own response to President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday for the third year running. The senator’s office confirmed to The Hill that his response will follow Trump’s speech and be streamed on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Sanders, who is an independent but caucuses with Democrats, will be …

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Bernie Sanders To Intro 77% Estate Tax On Billionaires

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will unveil a plan Thursday to dramatically expand the federal estate tax on the wealthy, including a new 77 percent rate on billionaires’ estates, as leading Democratic politicians push new taxes on the richest Americans to combat inequality. Sanders’s bill, the “For the 99.8% Act,” would tax the estates of the 0.2 …

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Biden Holds Big Lead In Poll On Dem 2020 Candidates

Politico reports: Kamala Harris made headlines in her first visit to Iowa as a presidential candidate with her firm support for a “Medicare for all” health care plan. She’s now the third choice of Democratic voters, who were asked to pick their favorite person for the party’s nomination next year. Over the course of four surveys this month, former Vice …

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REPORT: Bernie To Announce 2020 Bid “Imminently”

Yahoo News reports: Three years after fighting a surprisingly competitive Democratic primary race against Hillary Clinton, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is making another run for the White House. Two sources with direct knowledge of his plans told Yahoo News that Sanders, an independent and self-described “democratic socialist,” plans to announce his presidential bid imminently. While Sanders has been mulling a …

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Bernie: My Dem Opponents Want Black, Gay, Female, Latino Candidates “Regardless Of What They Stand For”

From a just-published profile in GQ Magazine: “There are people who are very big into diversity but whose views end up being not particularly sympathetic to working people, whether they’re white or black or Latino,” he said. “My main belief is that we need to bring together a coalition of people—of black and white and Latino and Asian-American and Native-American—around …

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Bernie Apologizes For Harassment Of Female Staffers: Our 2016 Safeguards Were Clearly Inadequate [VIDEO]

The Rising reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday apologized to women who allege they were sexually harassed while working on his 2016 presidential campaign. “To the women in our campaign who were harassed on the street I apologize — our standards, our procedures, our safeguards were clearly inadequate,” the potential 2020 contender told reporters Thursday at a press conference …

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Vermont Paper “Begs” Bernie Sanders Not To Run

From the editorial board of the Montpelier Times: Bernie Sanders should not run for president. In fact, we beg him not to. That is an unfavorable opinion, especially among most Vermonters and progressives who support the platform that has come to define him. But at this point, there are more things about another Sanders run at the White House that …

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Bernie 2016 Staffers Complain Of Sexual Harassment

Talking Points Memo reports: As Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) gears up for another likely run at the presidency, women who worked on his last campaign are voicing their pain and anger after experiencing indignities including sexual harassment and pay inequality. As first reported by Politico, 2016 Bernie alums got the ball rolling Sunday with a letter to the senator’s campaign …

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Bernie Rips “Wall Street Dems” In 2020 Money Beg

Politico reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday slammed “Wall Street Democrats” campaigning against his progressive goals while teasing a possible 2020 White House bid. Sanders slammed think tank Third Way for running ads in early primary states that single him out, accusing the group of attempting to undermine his progressive goals. In a fundraising email, Sanders asked for donations …

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Major Bernie 2016 Backers Are Unsure On Bernie 2020

The New York Times reports: Some of his top congressional supporters won’t commit to backing him if he runs for president again — and two may join the 2020 race themselves. A handful of former aides might work for other candidates. And Bernie Sanders’s initial standing in Iowa polls is well below the 49.6 percent he captured in nearly defeating …

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Biden +6 Over Trump In Hypothetical 2020 Matchup

The Rising reports: President Trump trails former Vice President Biden in a hypothetical 2020 matchup, according to a new HarrisX poll. The survey finds Biden leading Trump, 42 percent to 36 percent, better than at least two other leading potential Democratic White House contenders. The president tops Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) in their matchup, with 37 percent saying they would …

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Bernie 2020 Backers Wage War Against Beto O’Rourke

NBC News reports: Forces loyal to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are waging an increasingly public war against Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, the new darling of Democratic activists, as the two men weigh whether to seek the party’s presidential nomination in 2020. The main line of attack against O’Rourke is that he isn’t progressive enough — that he’s been too close …

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Bernie Tops Progressive Straw Poll By Wide Margin

Politico reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tops the first 2020 straw poll by the progressive political action committee Democracy for America by a wide margin, followed by former Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas). Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), meanwhile, has seen her stock slide among the group‘s members, according to the poll released Tuesday and obtained first …

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Sanders And Warren: We’re Both Probably Running

The New York Times reports: Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders met Wednesday night at her condominium in Washington to discuss their political intentions but did not reach any accord about coordinating their dueling presidential ambitions, according to two Democrats briefed on their discussion. Only the two senators were present and they stated what has become abundantly clear: that …

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