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Sanders’ Hometown Campaign Kickoff Set for Tuesday

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will kick off his presidential campaign at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Waterfront Park along Lake Champlain in the city where he served as mayor before being elected to Congress. There will be free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and music by Mango Jam, the Vermont Zydeco/Cajun band. “My hometown of Burlington and the people of Vermont have a special place in my heart. There is nowhere else in the world where I would hold an event this important,” Sanders said. “In Vermont, I have learned that focusing on important issues and not engaging in negative campaigns … Read More

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New Survey Released by Public Policy Polling

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Public Policy Polling on Thursday released a new survey of voters in Washington state. “Hillary Clinton continues to be dominant at 57% to 24% for Bernie Sanders, 4% for Martin O’Malley, 2% for Jim Webb, and 1% for Lincoln Chafee. This is another data point showing that Sanders has far separated himself from the rest of the Democratic field in the race for 2nd place- he has 58% name recognition with the O’Malley/Webb/Chafee trio only coming in the 26-31% range,” the pollster said. To see the poll results, click here. Read More

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Sanders Announces Campaign Management Team With Strong Vermont, Grassroots Experience

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday announced that he has named two long-time Vermont aides to key positions on his presidential campaign. Sanders chose Jeff Weaver to be his campaign manager and Phil Fiermonte to be the campaign field director. They join the campaign’s senior ranks along with Tad Devine, a Sanders friend and adviser who played leading roles in six Democratic presidential campaigns. Weaver and Fiermonte were born and raised in Vermont and have been part of Bernie’s congressional and campaign teams for decades. Weaver, raised in the St. Albans area, first met Bernie as a 20-year-old volunteer in … Read More

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Sanders Sets New Hampshire and Iowa Stops After Hometown Campaign Kickoff

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday announced plans for a four-day swing to New Hampshire and Iowa after a May 26 campaign kickoff here in the senator’s hometown where he once served as mayor. Here is Sanders’ itinerary: NEW HAMPSHIRE Wednesday, May 27 Noon   Concord town meeting, New England College (Concord Campus), 62 North Main St., Concord 5 p.m.   House party at the home of Kathryn Williams and Brant Hardy, 277 Main St., Epping 7 p.m.   Portsmouth town meeting at the South Church, 292 State St., Portsmouth IOWA Thursday, May 28 7 p.m.   Davenport town meeting, Rogalski Center, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust … Read More

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Sanders Supreme Court Litmus Test: I Will Nominate Justices who Would Overturn Citizens United

Sen. Bernie Sanders, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, said on Sunday that if elected he would nominate Supreme Court justices committed to overturning the Citizens United decision which Sanders said is “undermining American democracy.” The court’s 2010 decision voided campaign funding laws and has opened the floodgates for political spending by corporations and wealthy individuals. “If elected president, I will have a litmus test in terms of my nominee to be a Supreme Court justice. That nominee will say that we are going to overturn this disastrous decision in Citizens United because that decision is undermining American democracy,” … Read More

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Mass Movement Forming for Bernie Sanders Campaign

In U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 1-day old presidential campaign, more than 100,000 people already signed up at BernieSanders.com to spearhead the mass movement he called for when he launched the campaign. “This campaign is not about Bernie Sanders. It’s about a grassroots movement of Americans standing up and saying: ‘Enough is enough. This country and our government belong to all of us, not just a handful of billionaires,’” Sanders had written in a Thursday morning e-mail to supporters announcing his candidacy. In addition to the growing number of online volunteers, more than $1.5 million in contributions was raised online in … Read More

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Returns to New Hampshire

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will return to New Hampshire on Saturday for a house party in Manchester and will address the New Hampshire AFL-CIO Convention in North Conway. Sanders looks forward to discussing some of the most important economic issues facing the country and hearing from the people of New Hampshire. This will be Sanders’ tenth trip to New Hampshire since 2014. Saturday, May 2 10 am    House party at the home of Elizabeth Ropp, 851 Beech St. in Manchester, New Hampshire 1:30 pm  Speech at the New Hampshire AFL- CIO Convention at the White Mountain Hotel and Resort, 2560 West Side … Read More

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Bernie Sanders: ‘I Will be a Candidate for President’

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders this morning will declare his candidacy for president of the United States. The senator will send an email to hundreds of thousands of supporters declaring his intention to run in the Democratic Party and laying out themes of his campaign: Here are key excerpts: “I am writing to inform you that I will be a candidate for President of the United States. I ask for your support. “For many months I have been traveling from coast to coast across our country, and have had the opportunity to meet with thousands of good, hard-working, and remarkable people. … Read More