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Sanders Vying With Warren for Left's Support

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks at a town hall meeting, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Charlie Neibergall/AP)

By    |   Friday, 20 September 2019 12:26 PM

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has refocused his campaign on gaining more support from the left in general, rather than pushing for young voters and union workers as he did in 2016, The Hill reports.

Sanders competition this election is spread between several candidates, with former Vice President Joe Biden leading the pack and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., closely matching Sanders in recent polls, while Sanders may have lost his outsider status since some of his policies, such as Medicare for All, have been adopted by several Democrats.

The Hill’s sources in the Sanders camp say that Warren is a particularly worrying candidate for them.

“It does look like she’s starting to take over,” said a Sanders ally who maintains close ties with the senator’s campaign. “Nobody is attacking us, and that’s probably because their internal polling says there’s no reason to attack us, for the same reason you don’t see people out there attacking [former Texas Rep.] Beto O’Rourke. Biden’s not out there attacking our electability. His allies are out there attacking Warren’s electability. Why do you think that is?”

“Everyone knew there would be ebbs and flows in a competitive race, and most people are just now beginning to tune in,” Jonathan Tasini, Democratic strategist and Sanders supporter, told the Hill. “With all that has happened, Bernie continues to have a very strong, loyal base, which is expanding, for example, to growing support among Hispanics. At the end of the day, all the polls, big crowds and media hype today won’t matter as long as there is a strong organization to turn supporters out to vote.”

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has refocused his campaign on gaining more support from the left in general, rather than pushing for young voters and union workers as he did in 2016, The Hill reports.
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