Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan has hired Sen. Bernie Sanders’ former Iowa campaign coordinator, adding to speculation he is working toward a 2020 presidential run. Ryan hired veteran Democrative operative Pete D’Alessandro, who worked for the Vermont senator in Iowa in 2016, ABC News reported, but D’Alessandro downplayed his role. “I’m helping this guy anyway I can through the end of this year,” D’Allesandro said. D’Alessandro said his assistance to Ryan is payback for Ryan campaigning for him in his unsuccessful bid for the Democratic nomination in Iowa’s 3rd District against Cindy Axne. “He was here quite a bit for me,” D’Allesandro said. “That’s how I do things, and that’s how this is being done for the rest of this year, at least.” Sanders narrowly lost the Iowa caucuses to Hillary Clinton in 2016. Ryan has made several visits to Iowa, … [Read more...] about Why Did Tim Ryan Hire Bernie Sanders Iowa Adviser?
Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic candidate for Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spent time campaigning last week in a state many progressives wouldn't consider a campaign priority: Kansas. CBS News' "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan sat down with Vermont's Sanders, a well-known face in Democratic politics, and New York's casio-Cortez, a rising star in the party after she defeated incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley, as they stumped in the Sunflower State. Brennan asked why they would spend time campaigning for candidates in a red state like Kansas that voted overwhelmingly for President Trump. Transcript: Sen. Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on "Face the Nation," July 22, 2018 "Well, Margaret, I happen to believe, passionately, that there really is not a blue-state, red-state tradition in this country. I think there's a lot of mythology attached to that," Sanders said. "People, they believe that healthcare is a right," he continued. … [Read more...] about Sen. Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on their progressive push in deep-red states
The following is a transcript of the interview with Sen. Bernie Sanders, independent of Vermont, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democratic candidate for Congress in New York, that aired Sunday, July 22, 2018, on "Face the Nation." MARGARET BRENNAN: We're back with another look at what's going on within the Democratic Party. Last week we spoke with New York Congressman Joe Crowley, who lost his primary in a stunning upset to a political novice. This week, we welcome the woman who beat him, 28 year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who is in Kansas campaigning for Democratic candidates along with a very familiar figure in the Democratic Party, Bernie Sanders. Welcome to "Face the Nation." It's great to see you both side-by-side. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, you have said it was Senator Sanders who really inspired you to enter the political race in the first place. What is it like for you to be out there campaigning alongside him? ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: I mean it's- it's certainly surreal. … [Read more...] about Transcript: Sen. Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on “Face the Nation,” July 22, 2018
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Last Updated Jul 21, 2018 1:04 PM EDT Sen. Bernie Sanders said President Trump "sold the American people out" last week in Helsinki, Finland, during his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.The Vermont senator made the remarks in a joint interview with breakout Democratic Party star and candidate for Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The interview will air Sunday morning on CBS News' "Face the Nation." Asked whether Mr. Trump should withdraw an invitation to Putin for a second meeting in Washington this fall, Sanders said it's "hard to comment on anything that Trump says because he could change his mind tomorrow.""But I will tell you that I was absolutely outraged by his behavior in Helsinki, where he really sold the American people out," Sanders told "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan. "And it makes me think that either Trump doesn't understand what Russia has done, not only to our elections, but to cyberattacks against all parts of our infrastructure. Either … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders says Trump “sold the American people out” in Putin summit