Bernie Sanders Headlines Rally for Nina Turner Ahead of Primary Election in Ohio

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      https://truthout.org/articles/bernie-sanders-rallies-for-nina-turner-ahead-of-primary-election-in-ohio/

      Sanders went on to note “the incredible amount of money that the powerful special interests of this country are spending trying to defeat Nina.” As The Intercept reported earlier this week, well-heeled donors “with long histories of support for Republican candidates” are bankrolling Brown’s campaign either directly or through Democratic Majority for Israel (DMFI), a political action committee that has resorted to falsely portraying Turner as an opponent of a higher minimum wage, universal healthcare, and immigration reform.

      “Why is it that the drug companies, the insurance companies, the fossil fuel industry, and Wall Street, and people who supported Donald Trump are pouring millions of dollars into this campaign to defeat Nina Turner?” Sanders asked Saturday. “And the answer is pretty simple: They know that when she is elected, she is going to stand up and take them on in the fight for justice.”

      The rally also featured speeches by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and Cornel West, one of the nation’s foremost public intellectuals. “She represents the best of love, of freedom, of wounded-healing, of joy-spreading, and that is a moral and a spiritual achievement that’s not just about politics,” West continued. “And that’s why we can say to some of our brothers and sisters who are part of the corporate wing of the Democratic Party with their milquetoast neoliberalism: We want vision, integrity, we want a focus on the least of these, the poor, the working class, everyday people.”

      “Turner’s top supporters included the Service Employees International Union PAC, the Amalgamated Transit Union PAC, and the Congressional Progressive Caucus PAC, contributing $5,000 each,” OpenSecrets found. “She also received support from the Medicare for All PAC, a leadership PAC associated with Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), and the Rooted in Community Leadership PAC.”

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