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Sanders Shifts to Larger Venues in Iowa

BURLINGTON, Vt. – With turnout projections mounting, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign has shifted locations of town meetings in Grinnell and Cedar Rapids. The Democratic Party presidential candidate is scheduled to make stops in Grinnell, Ottumwa, Burlington, Muscatine, the Meskwaki Nation in Tama, Cedar Rapids and Altoona. Here is the updated itinerary: Thursday, September 3 2 p.m. Grinnell Town Meeting, Central Park, Grinnell Doors open at 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Admission is first come, first served. Tickets are not required, but an RSVP is strongly encouraged. 5 p.m. Ottumwa Campaign Headquarters Opening, 105 … Read More

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Sanders Plan Would Stop Runaway Prescription Drug Prices

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Letting Medicare negotiate with drug companies for lower price prescription medications and cracking down on pharmaceutical industry fraud are among proposals that Democratic Party presidential candidate Bernie Sanders outlined Tuesday as part of a package to rein in runaway prices for prescription medicine. Prescription prices jumped 12.6 percent last year in the United States, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. That increase was more than double the rise in overall medical costs. “Americans should not have to live in fear that they will go bankrupt if they get sick. People should not have to … Read More

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Sanders Returns to Iowa

BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday kicks off a three-day swing through Iowa. The Democratic Party presidential candidate will make stops in Grinnell, Burlington, the Meskwaki Tribal Center in Tama and Cedar Rapids. Here is the itinerary: Thursday, September 3 2 p.m. Grinnell Town Meeting, Grinnell Community Center, B G Voertman Theater, 927 4th Ave., Grinnell Doors open at 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Admission is first come, first served. Tickets are not required, but an RSVP is strongly encouraged. 5 p.m. Ottumwa Campaign Headquarters Opening, 105 N. Court Street, Ottumwa … Read More

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Sanders Slams ‘Corrupt’ Campaign Finance System

BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday said that super PACs, the campaign financing schemes spawned by a disastrous Supreme Court ruling, have corrupted American politics. “People do not like the idea that as a result of Citizens United our campaign finance system has become corrupt and politicians have become dependent on billionaires and super PACs for money,” Sanders said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Sanders also was interviewed Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” Sanders has actively discouraged super PAC support and instead relied on more than 400,000 donors whose average contribution to him is $31. With … Read More

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Sanders Campaign Statement on Iowa Poll

BURLINGTON, Vt. – The communications director for Democratic Party presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Saturday issued the following statement after The Des Moines Register and Bloomberg News published a new survey of Iowans’ presidential preferences: “What this new poll shows is that the more Iowans get to know Bernie the better they like him and what he stands for. We’ve seen the same thing in New Hampshire and across the country,” Michael Briggs said. “At a time when the middle class continues to disappear and almost all new wealth and income is going to the top 1 percent, the American … Read More

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Take on Establishment, Generate Excitement, Sanders Tells DNC

MINNEAPOLIS – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders told the Democratic National Committee on Friday that taking on the economic and political establishment with “a campaign which generates excitement and momentum and which produces a huge voter turnout” is how to keep the White House and regain majorities in Congress and state capitals. Sanders, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other candidates appeared at the summer meeting of top Democratic Party officials from around the country. The senator got a standing ovation when he came on stage. He was cheered earlier in the day by hundreds of rank-and-file supporters at the … Read More

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Sanders in North Country Calls on News Media to Cover ‘Real Problems Facing America’

LITTLETON, N.H. – Speaking to packed town meetings across northern New Hampshire on Monday, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders urged the news media to focus on important issues like jobs, income and wealth inequality, climate change, racism, college costs, retirement security, criminal justice and poverty in America. “What the American people want is a media that looks at the real problems facing America and does not look at politics as though it were a football game or a soap opera,” Sanders told supporters fanning themselves with placards on a hot August evening inside the historic Littleton Opera House. Meeting earlier in … Read More

On the Road

Become a Billboard for Bernie!

“You are looking at one candidate for president who does not have a super PAC and I’m damn proud of that,” Bernie Sanders told a gymnasium full of supporters in Salem, New Hampshire, on Sunday night. It was one if the first big applause lines of a town meeting at a middle school. Instead of being bankrolled by millionaires and billionaires, Sanders’ surging campaign is being fueled by huge turnouts at rallies and town meetings like the one at Woodbury Middle School. In this small southern New Hampshire town, some 1,000 people filled the gym and an adjacent cafeteria, Fire Marshal … Read More

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Sanders in North Charleston Caps South Carolina Tour

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Saturday capped a two-day swing through South Carolina with a rally here that drew 3,150 supporters to the North Charleston Convention Center. In this city where a white gunman in June killed nine people inside a historically black church, Sanders discussed the need for racial justice reforms. “Racism still remains a much too real part of American society. No one can deny it,” Sanders said. He spoke of “the sickness of a man who can walk into a Bible study class in Charleston and then take out a gun and … Read More

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Sumter, South Carolina

U.S Sen. Bernie Sanders focused on poverty and health care as he began the second day of a weekend swing through the Palmetto State on Saturday. Join our campaign to get regular updates on Bernie’s events across the country. Join the team Sanders told about 600 people in a community center in Sumter, South Carolina, that 27 percent of the children in the state live in poverty. Of those 300,000 children, 138,000 are black, 95,000 are white and 34,000 are Hispanic. “This issue of childhood poverty impacts every race and we’ve got to stand together to change it,” Sanders said. … Read More

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Big Crowds Turn out for Sanders in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Friday addressed more than 5,500 supporters who packed convention halls here in the state capital and in Greenville, South Carolina, on the first day of a weekend swing through the key early primary state. In Greenville, a big Bernie banner featuring the distinctive palmetto tree symbol hung high overhead as Sanders addressed the crowd of 2,800. Another 2,700 packed a low-ceilinged hall and an overflow area here at the Medallion Center. In his speeches and in private meetings with African-American ministers and community leaders, Sanders spoke about “institutional racism” that persists … Read More

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Greenville, South Carolina

The big Bernie banners hanging above the convention center had drawings of Palm trees as 2,800 supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders turned out in Greenville, South Carolina, for the first rally in a weekend swing through the Palmetto State. Join our campaign to get regular updates on Bernie’s events across the country. Join the team “This is a fantastic turnout and I appreciate it very much,” the Democratic presidential candidate told the crowd at the TD Convention Center. “The momentum from coast to coast has been extraordinary,” Sanders said. “This is a campaign on the move and it’s a campaign … Read More