Bernie Sanders’ campaign blitz for Democrats may show presidential aspirations

By Joshua Gill

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ plans for a nine-day campaign blitz for Democrats could set the stage for a presidential run.

Sanders’ itinerary for the campaign blitz beginning Oct. 19, as shared by one of his aides, showed several visits to Iowa, as well as stops in South Carolina and Nevada, each of which are key visits for gaining the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.

Sanders, an Independent from Vermont, will speak in support of Democratic candidates who will be on the ballot in November for the House and the Senate.

Sanders, who is running for a third term as senator for Vermont and is considering a 2020 presidential run, will also be visiting Arizona, California, Colorado, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign manager, has openly encouraged him to run in 2020. He is heavily favored to win re-election in Vermont.

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While he is expected to decide whether he will run for president in 2020 in the coming months, this campaign blitz in combination with his supporter base could help him to distinguish himself as a contender in what is shaping up to be a crowded field for the Democratic presidential primary.

Sanders has thus far traveled to 17 states since the beginning of 2018 and has maintained an expansive list of his supporters that he used to raise substantial funds in 2016 and will no doubt use in support of the Democratic candidates for whom he is speaking.

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4 thoughts on “Bernie Sanders’ campaign blitz for Democrats may show presidential aspirations

    • Raoul P,

      Why doesn’t this “Buffoon” run under his political persuasion “Independent” or his other beliefs “Socialism.” He keeps trying to hang with the DemocRATS even they don’t want him and they’ll take anybody.

  1. Yup, Bernie ” Soapbox ” Sanders, spewing the same old Socialist rhetoric about the rich, so Bernie since your now a 1 %’er you should be the first and set the example and pay into the Government your hire tax plan.

    The” Bern” is still delusional thinking he was ever going to get the nod from the Dems, how big of a fool is he? They had Queen Hillary ” Rotten” Clinton headed to the throne. Another delusional person.

    So Bernie instead of running around the Country on a book tour or trying to position yourself for 2020, is he running as an Independent as that’s his title or is he going to tell everyone he a DemocRAT again? What a fool.

    Let’s see a debate with Lawrence Zupan and let’s see his plan for Vermont maybe he’ll find something to do in Vermont. Other than spend our money.

  2. Nah….Bernie has now declared he wants to be leader of the new world order.

    He doesn’t want to take from a wealthy person anymore, but he wants to give away ALL the wealth and power of the United States of America to all the other countries.

    We’re still waiting for him to live by his own tax plan, the one where he said millionaires should send in 50% of their money to the government (down from his earlier call of 90%). He should have sent in a check for $500k for each of the last two years…

    nope, now he wants to give away the entire countries wealth. I think it’s time for Senator Sanders to retire.

    Vote for Lawrence Zupan, we need some sanity back in Vermont. Bernie is NOT going to help bring prosperity and tax money from Washington to Vermont….he’ll give it Venezuala!

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