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Sanders on Indiana Primary Win

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Sanders Statement on Indiana Primary Win

NEW ALBANY, Ind. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement on Tuesday after The Associated Press projected that he won the Indiana primary: “I want to thank the people of Indiana for the great upset victory that they gave us tonight. This is the 18th state that we have won, and we expect more victories in the weeks to come. “The Clinton campaign thinks this campaign is over. They’re wrong. Maybe it’s over for the insiders and the party establishment, but the voters in Indiana had a different idea. The campaign wasn’t over for them. It isn’t over … Read More

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Pepe’s

In what’s become an Election Day ritual, Bernie Sanders on Tuesday went to a local diner for breakfast. Over bacon and eggs at Pepe’s diner in Indianapolis, the senator was joined by Chuck Jones. He’s the president of the United Steelworkers Union local at a Carrier factory where heaters are made. The plant owner, United Technologies, wants to shut it down and move the 1,400 jobs to a factory in Monterey, Mexico, where workers earn only $3 an hour. Read More

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Sanders Caps Indiana Campaign at Monument Circle Rally

INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders addressed supporters at an outdoor rally on a chilly spring Monday evening hours before polls were to open for Indiana’s closely-watched presidential primary election. A crowd of more than 7,800 ringed the brick-paved street half way around the capital city’s landmark Monument Circle. It was the third big rally of the day for Sanders. He spoke earlier Monday to more than 3,000 people each in Evansville and Fort Wayne as he crisscrossed the state in an election eve campaign blitz. Here in Indianapolis, Sanders contrasted his record to Hillary Clinton’s on how they finance … Read More

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Politico Exposes Clinton Campaign ‘Money-Laundering’ Scheme

BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, on Monday criticized a Hillary Clinton campaign fundraising scheme that state party leaders told Politico has been used as a self-serving “money-laundering” conduit. Despite Clinton’s pledges to rebuild state parties, Politico found that less than 1 percent of the $61 million raised by the Victory Fund has stayed in the state parties’ coffers. “Secretary Clinton is looting funds meant for the state parties to skirt fundraising limits on her presidential campaign,” Weaver said. “We think the Clinton campaign should let the state parties keep their fair share of the … Read More

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Sanders in South Bend on Sunday Marks One Year on Campaign Trail

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders told more than 4,200 supporters here on Sunday that Indiana in two days could become the next state to get behind the insurgent campaign he set in motion one year ago. One year ago, Sanders remembered, “We had no political organization, no money, no name recognition outside of Vermont. We were 60 points behind Secretary Clinton. We were taking on the entire political establishment. “Well, that was then. Today is today,” Sanders told the cheering crowd at the Century Center. “We have now won 17 caucuses and primaries and with your help … Read More

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Sanders Discusses Success, Path Forward

WASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday discussed the success of his grassroots campaign and laid out his path forward to the Democratic nomination during a press conference here at the National Press Club. To read the senator’s prepared remarks, click here. Read More

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Sanders Raises $26M in April and Breaks $200M Raised for Campaign

WASHINGTON – Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign on Sunday announced that supporters made almost 1 million donations in April totaling $25.8 million, far surpassing the campaign’s average monthly total of $17 million. Since the Sanders campaign was launched one year ago, his supporters have revolutionized campaign fundraising and demonstrated that he can wage a competitive campaign for president without relying on Wall Street and other special interests. More than 7.4 million contributions have poured in from more than 2.4 million donors totaling $210 million. A key to Sanders’ fundraising success has been that his grassroots supporters consistently have contributed more to … Read More

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Independent Investigation Confirms Sanders Campaign Told the Truth

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Four months ago, in an impulsive overreaction and at a critical point in the campaign just weeks before the closest Iowa caucus results in history, the DNC shut down the Sanders campaign’s access to its own voter file data, only restoring access after the campaign filed a lawsuit in Federal court. Now, four months later, an independent investigation of the firewall failures in the DNC’s shared voter file database has definitively confirmed that the original claims by the DNC and the Clinton campaign were wholly inaccurate – the Sanders campaign never “stole” any voter file data; the … Read More

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Bad Trade Deals Cost Indiana Jobs, Sanders Says

INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders blamed trade policies which he fought and Hillary Clinton supported for the loss of manufacturing jobs in Indiana. He spoke Friday at a United Steelworkers rally outside the Indiana Statehouse where workers were protesting United Technologies’ plans to move two of its Indiana plants to Mexico. “We must rewrite our disastrous trade policies that enable corporate America to shut down plants in this country and move to Mexico and other low-wage countries,” Sanders said. “We need to end the race to the bottom and enact trade policies that demand that American corporations create jobs … Read More

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Sanders to Democratic Party: Whose Side are We On?

“Are we on the side of working people or big-money interests? Do we stand with the elderly, the sick and the poor or do we stand with Wall Street speculators and the insurance companies?” the Democratic Party presidential candidate asked 8,300 supporters at an outdoor rally at Island Park. He said a key reason why 63 percent of voters did not go to the polls in the last election and nearly 80 percent of young and low-income people stayed home is that “the Democratic Party, up until now, has not been clear on which side they are on on the … Read More

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Sanders Campaign Prepares for Remaining Primaries

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ spokesman, Michael Briggs, issued the following statement on Wednesday: “Our campaign has now completed 80 percent of the primaries and caucuses. We look forward to winning here in Indiana next Tuesday and in the few remaining states and territories holding primaries and caucuses in May and June. That means that we no longer require many of the loyal and dedicated state and national support staffers who helped us in places like New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and other states where the nominating contests have been completed. “We will continue … Read More