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Bernie Sanders moves into leadership vacuum

21 April 2017

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who were demanding the elimination of super-delegates from presidential primaries. Sanders received the most support, at 14 percent, but he'll be 79 years old on Election Day in 2020, making it highly unlikely he could capture the nomination.

Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair Tom Perez on Tuesday seemed to distance himself from the call for the DNC to become more progressive, as he and Sen. Did the new DNC chair, now twisting in his seat inches from one of the policy's most high-profile proponents, support it? "He's working very hard to bridge whatever divide may still exist", Busch said.

Chris Hayes pushes Tom Perez to join Bernie in saying "the ruling class & billionaire class" are to blame for our problems.

Portland was the first stop for the pair's "Come Together and Fight Back" tour to encourage political activism, in the wake of the party's devastating losses in 2016. The tour will take them from ME to eight other states, including Florida, Arizona, Montana and Nevada. The pair appears Wednesday at the James L. Knight Center in Miami.

These fault lines are hardly new, but they were magnified after Clinton lost to Trump in November - a result that was more roundly shocking than the Sanders brigade, which has made a meme of its claim that "Bernie would have won", might now let on. Issues such as superdelegates - the party insiders who overwhelmingly backed Clinton in the primary, stoking Sanders' claims of a rigged system - are expected to be taken up by the commission, along with the caucus system and open and closed primaries. Five of the six members of Congress who represent parts of Broward and Palm Beach counties are Democrats. The tour ends in Las Vegas, Nevada, a swing state that elected Democrats up and down the ballot on election night 2016. "‶It is to elect Democrats from the school board to the Senate".

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Democrats have new leadership on multiple levels. This means building or strengthening state and local parties in red states or red areas of blue states where Democrats are not competitive at the local level.

But it had the opposite effect for Torp, who has changed her party registration from Democratic to independent.

But fixing the party's ills is far more complicated than installing new leaders or putting people from different camps on stage together. Some in the crowd also booed the first mention of the Democratic National Committee.

Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will headline a Louisville event aimed at helping re-energize Kentucky's downtrodden Democratic Party. "It's an investment. If people are getting health care, it's an investment".

Perez told the ME audience that resistance to Trump would come by winning seats in Congress, in statehouses, and on school boards. "If you run as a Democrat, you're a Democrat", Sanders told The Wall Street Journal.

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She said raising the minimum wage could change her life for the better. She praised Perez for bringing U.S. Rep. It's not for show.

"You don't need a economics to know that it is immoral and bad economics to support legislation that would throw hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians off of the health care that they have - would do serious damage to the economy here", Sanders said. "We don't want to risk letting the small things that divide us make us lose our focus".

The Florida rally, which begins at 7 p.m., comes five months after Trump won Florida.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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Bernie Sanders moves into leadership vacuum