Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stumped for Senator Bernie Sanders in Michigan this week; telling confused supporters they must “open a posture of acceptance” in order to win the state’s pivotal primary.
“This moment, we are here because we have been separated from each other… We are not divided, we are disconnected. That is -at its core- our problem today. That means that the antithesis of that is to connect, to fight for someone you don’t know, to love our neighbor, to bring people into the cause. To listen, to adapt, to open a posture of acceptance, that is what we must do in order to win on Tuesday,” said Ocasio-Cortez.
— Anand Giridharadas (@AnandWrites) March 9, 2020
Bernie Sanders made his final pitch to voters in Michigan ahead of Tuesday’s pivotal primary; calling for “worker ownership” of corporations while vowing to fight “obscene inequality.”
“The richest 1% of America’s families took in 48% of all income growth over the last 25 years. We must reverse this obscene inequality. We need: Fair trade, not corporate trade. $15 minimum wage. Strong unions and worker ownership. Taxes—not handouts—for huge corporations,” Sanders posted on social media.
The richest 1% of America's families took in 48% of all income growth over the last 25 years.
We must reverse this obscene inequality. We need:
✅Fair trade, not corporate trade
✅$15 minimum wage
✅Strong unions and worker ownership
✅Taxes—not handouts—for huge corporations
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) March 9, 2020
Biden opened-up an impressive 24-point lead over Bernie Sanders just one day before the Michigan primary; a state that could help resurrect the far-left Senator’s fading presidential campaign or seal his fate.
“If Biden’s 51%-27% lead in the poll, done by EPIC-MRA for the Free Press and its media partners, holds, it would guarantee him a signature victory in Michigan — a battleground state that helped President Donald Trump win the White House four years ago. It could also starve Sanders’ formerly front-running campaign of delegates needed for the nomination and call into question how long his effort can remain viable,” reports the Detroit Free Press.
“But the poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points, shows he may have a lot of ground to make up in a hurry. It shows a candidate who is not doing as well with younger voters or voters outside metro Detroit as he did in 2016, when his campaign was riding a sudden wave of energy and enthusiasm. It also shows a lot of late-breaking support for Biden as other candidates — former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota — got out of the race and endorsed him,” adds the website.
The poll comes just days after Michigan’s Governor publicly backed Joe Biden for President.
DEVELOPING: Michigan Governor Endorses Joe Biden Just Days Before Democratic Primary
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer officially endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden Thursday; a serious blow to Sen. Bernie Sanders just days before voters in that state head to the polls.
“Working families in Michigan need a president who will show up and fight for them, and Joe Biden has proven time and again that he has our backs,” she said in a statement. “Michiganders have grit. We’re tough. We know what it’s like to be overlooked and counted out. And we know that when you get knocked down, you pick yourself up and get back to work. Joe Biden has been right there with us in the tough fights.”
“Joe Biden is the candidate we need to defeat Donald Trump in November. He’s always had our backs. Now, I’m proud to have his,” she added.
Sanders narrowly defeated Hillary Clinton during the state’s 2016 primary; beating the former Secretary of State 49% to 48%.
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Source: The Hill
FEELING THE BERN: Jesse Jackson Endorses Bernie Sanders for President Ahead of Tuesday’s Primaries
Civil Rights activist Jesse Jackson officially endorsed Bernie Sanders for President on Sunday; backing the far-left candidate just hours before voters in Michigan either resurrect the Senator’s campaign or seal his fate.
“I stand with Bernie Sanders today because he stood with me. I stand with him because he’s never lost his taste for justice for the people. I stand with him because he stands with you,” Jackson told the crowd in Michigan.
“We need to do more than defeat Trump. We need structural and progressive change, not just moderate change, if black, brown, red, poor, workers and the middle class are going to catch up and that will cost money,” Jackson said.
We look to our youth for energy, expansion and inclusion which leads to growth.
The youth that come to these rallies represent hope, healing and promise for our nation.
It’s a joy to “feel the Bern” with Bernie. Keep Hope Alive! #VotingMatters @BernieSanders pic.twitter.com/FklCpzOao6
— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) March 8, 2020
“We look to our youth for energy, expansion and inclusion which leads to growth. The youth that come to these rallies represent hope, healing and promise for our nation,” Jackson posted on social media shortly after his endorsement.
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Source: New York Post