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Sanders Fundraises for Feingold

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Bernie Sanders on Thursday sent an email to his national fundraising list to support Russ Feingold’s bid to unseat Sen. Ron Johnson in Wisconsin’s Senate race. “We are going to have to elect candidates up and down the ballot who recognize that it is too late for establishment politics and economics,” Sanders wrote. “Candidates like my friend, former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold. Russ led the fight with me to make the Affordable Care Act much stronger in 2009. He voted against the USA Patriot Act and the war in Iraq. He authored and passed landmark campaign … Read More

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Sanders Backs California Ballot Initiative to Rein in Drug Prices at Meeting with HIV/AIDS Advocates

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday met with national HIV/AIDS advocates to discuss the epidemic and his support for a California ballot initiative to lower prices for taxpayer-supported AIDS treatments. “Let me thank you for the work you do,” Sanders said at the conclusion of the meeting. “The issues you have raised are enormously important and effect millions of people in this country and more around the world. “I look forward to continuing to work with you,” the senator added at the meeting hosted by Danny Glover, the activist and actor. The ballot proposition Sanders supports … Read More

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Sanders Releases New California Ad

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign on Tuesday released a new television spot that will run in California ahead of the state’s June 7 primary election. “What choice do Californians have in this election?” Sanders asks in the ad. “The biggest one of all. You have the power to choose a new direction for the Democratic Party. To break the back of a corrupt system of campaign finance that keeps a rigged economy in place. To stand up to Wall Street and make the wealthy pay their fair share. To fight for tuition-free public colleges and universities.” Sanders … Read More

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The Wonderful World of Disney

Bernie Sanders spoke on Tuesday to about 1,500 supporters in Anaheim, California, at a convention center just a few miles away from Disneyland. He talked about low wages and how the toys sold in the amusement park are made in China. He also said you are unlikely to see the story on World News Tonight because ABC News is a division of the Walt Disney Co. So here is some information you probably won’t see on TV: Disneyland pays its workers wages that are so low that many are forced to live in motels because they cannot afford a decent … Read More

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Sanders Fundraises for Statehouse Candidates

ANAHEIM, Calif. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday sent an email to his national fundraising list in support of eight candidates running for seats in state legislatures around the country. Sanders previously used his small-dollar fundraising juggernaut to raise funds for four congressional candidates, Lucy Flores of Nevada, Pramila Jayapal of Washington, Zephyr Teachout of New York and Tim Canova of Florida. “Bernie believes that the path toward bold change requires leaders to take back control of state capitols around the country and ensure fair redistricting in 2020,” said Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ campaign manager. “The leaders we’re raising money … Read More

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Clinton Reneges on Debate, Sanders Brands Back Out ‘Insulting’ to Californians

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday called Hillary Clinton’s decision to renege on a commitment to debate him in California “insulting” to the one in eight Americans who live in the nation’s largest state. Sanders spoke about Clinton backing out of the debate during an address to 6,750 supporters who filled a football field at Santa Monica High School. “A number of months ago our campaign and her campaign reached an agreement on a number of debates, including one here in California,” Sanders told the crowd. He was referring to commitments each campaign agreed to last … Read More

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Sanders Statement on California Debate

LOS ANGELES – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement on Monday after Hillary Clinton reneged on her commitment to take part in a presidential debate in California in May ahead of the June 7 primary election: “I am disappointed but not surprised by Secretary Clinton’s unwillingness to debate before the largest and most important primary in the presidential nominating process. “The state of California and the United States face some enormous crises. Democracy, and respect for the voters of California, would suggest that there should be a vigorous debate in which the voters may determine whose ideas they … Read More

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Sanders Statement on DNC Platform

LOS ANGELES – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement on Monday on the makeup of a key committee that will draft the party platform for this summer’s Democratic National Convention: “We believe that we will have the representation on the platform drafting committee to create a Democratic platform that reflects the views of millions of our supporters who want the party to address the needs of working families in this country and not just Wall Street, the drug companies, the fossil fuel industry and other powerful special interests.” Read More

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Sanders Visits U.S.-Mexican Border

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday toured Friendship Park, a meeting place for separated families between San Diego and Tijuana. “All of this tells us why we need comprehensive immigration reform,” Sanders said after hearing the stories of families who can only see their loved ones on weekends. “I would hope that the Republicans in Congress understand that we have a very, very broken immigration system and that it must be reformed and that they should in fact work with Democrats to pass comprehensive immigration reform. If not and if I am elected president of the … Read More

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Sanders Strongest Candidate to Beat Trump

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M – Bernie Sanders continues to be the strongest candidate in the race to keep Donald Trump out of the White House, holding in recent head-to-head polls an average lead three times the size of Hillary Clinton’s over the real estate mogul. “Democrats seeking a presidential nominee to lead their party to victory in November should take notice of the overwhelming preponderance of data demonstrating that Bernie Sanders is the strongest Democratic candidate to defeat Donald Trump,” according to analysis by Sanders’ pollster Ben Tulchin. Some of Sanders’ strength over Trump comes from the Vermont senator’s large support from … Read More

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Sanders Sides with People of Puerto Rico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday issued the following statement on a proposal in the U.S. House of Representatives to put Puerto Rico under control of a congressionally-appointed financial control board: “We must never give an unelected control board the power to balance Puerto Rico’s budget on the backs of children, senior citizens, the sick and the most vulnerable people in Puerto Rico while giving the people of Puerto Rico absolutely no say at all in the process. “We cannot allow Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan to determine the fate of Puerto Rico by handpicking … Read More

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Sanders Holds Big Lead over Trump as Clinton Slips

SANTA FE, N.M. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday told a community college rally that he is much more likely than Hillary Clinton to defeat Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump. “Hillary Clinton is not the Democratic candidate most likely to defeat Donald Trump. Our campaign is the campaign …,” Sanders said as cheers drowned him out. Clinton has slipped behind Trump in two recent national polls and her edge over Trump narrowed significantly in a New York Times/CBS News survey published Sunday. Sanders 13-point advantage over Trump was more than twice as great as Clinton’s shrinking six-point edge. … Read More