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Bernie Sanders Pushed for Senate Democratic Leadership Post

Bernie Sanders Pushed for Senate Democratic Leadership Post

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By    |   Tuesday, 15 November 2016 07:40 AM

Sen. Charles Schumer is facing mounting pressure to support Sen. Bernie Sanders as chairman of the powerful Democratic Policy and Communications Center, The Hill reports.

Schumer, a New York Democrat is replacing Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada as Senate Democratic leader. Sen Dick Durbin is expected to remain Senate Democratic whip — leaving Sanders a strong contender for the third-ranking position Democratic post in the Senate.

Sanders, who is officially an independent from Vermont, had a strong showing in the Democratic presidential primaries against Hillary Clinton. Backers say he successfully demonstrated he could mobilize voters and knows how to "put together a message that resonates," according to The Hill.

The policy and communications center has strong influence over the party's messaging strategy.

Liberals are pushing for Schumer to put Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts in Democratic leadership posts in the Senate, according to the website.

Schumer has already endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota — a strong supporter of Sanders during the primaries — to serve as Democratic National Committee Chairman.

In the meantime, Sanders declined comment on the move to get him in a Senate leadership role.

A Sanders' spokesman said the senator "is in the process of talking to people."

The Nation is reporting the Democratic leadership positions — and who fills them — are key indicators on how the party plans on dealing with the Trump administration.

"The leadership elections will be a critical insight into how the party plans to work with President Trump — or how vigorously they will oppose him," The Nation said.

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