Sanders urges party to go beyond comfort zone

From the "Come Together and Fight Back" tour's kickoff rally in ME on Monday, Democrats witnessed that old habits die hard.

The Democrats' apathy in that race proves the Democratic party is "giving up", Sanders argued. Bright, an organic farmer who helped Sanders win the state's Democratic caucuses, was one of Maine's four voters in the electoral college. "He's working very hard to bridge whatever divide may still exist", Busch said.

Back in 1985, Sanders said "I am not now, nor have I ever been, a liberal Democrat".

The eight-state Sanders-Perez "Come Together and Fight Back" tour began Monday in ME and ends Saturday in Nevada, two states Clinton won in November.

The tour will continue in Kentucky, Florida, Arizona and Nevada. The pair appears Wednesday at the James L. Knight Center in Miami.

Perez praised Sanders' ability to energize voters, and Sanders in turn did not shy away from discussing reforms he still thinks the party needs to make.

In an interview with the Washington Post, Sanders billed the tour as an effort to reach out to "traditionally conservative states".

Nonetheless, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote significantly. "The national Democrats' embrace of these policies has resulted in tremendous growth for the Republican Party here in Kentucky". Five of the six members of Congress who represent parts of Broward and Palm Beach counties are Democrats.

He often focused on income inequality during his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination previous year. A Democrat hasn't been elected governor since 1994.

The senator who ran unsuccessfully in last year's Democratic presidential primary brought up the U.S. military's ongoing presence in Afghanistan and Iraq, saying the USA could be "dragged into another war" to the detriment of domestic priorities. "That offended people when they went to vote". Colin Curtis, Thompson's campaign manager, said that "some people just want to be angry" and that while the Democratic Party support had been pro forma, it hadn't been a surprise. Throughout, Sanders stuck to his talking points, even touting single-payer health care, which demonstrates the ample leeway Perez and the party are providing him on this speaking tour. The GOP controls the state legislature, and Republican President Donald Trump easily carried Kentucky previous year. We got to move to sustainable energy. "Maybe you came because you're curious about the new DNC chairman and the future of the Democratic -" But at that point, boos drowned her out. She praised Perez for bringing U.S. Rep.

"Keith Ellison is a strong member of the team".

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