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    Kansas -1,500 Sanders tickets sold so far, leading to move to bigger venue

    February 12, 2017 3:36 PM

    After selling more than 1,500 tickets in one week to an upcoming speech by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Kansas Democratic Party is moving the event from its convention hotel to Topeka High School, party officials said.

    Sanders’ ticket sales quickly outstripped the space in the ballroom at the Topeka Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, where the party usually holds the keynote speech for its annual Washington Days convention, party executive director Kerry Gooch said at Saturday’s 4th Congressional District Democratic convention.

    Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, energized millions of millennial and liberal voters and vaulted to national prominence when he challenged Hillary Clinton for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination. His campaign events drew fervent supporters to arenas around the country.

    “We are super-excited to have Sen. Sanders coming to speak at our state convention,” Gooch said. “We’re hoping that Sen. Sanders is going to come and it’s going to draw a lot of his supporters to help them get more engaged in the Democratic Party.”
    Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article132303819.html#storylink=cpy

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  • oldandhappy (4107 posts)
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    1. Maybe the Dem party can get engaged in Sanders!

    Flip!  People who turn out for Bernie like his ideas.  Time for the DP to see that.

    Invest in people.  Seek TRUTH.
    • daleanime (2633 posts)
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      2. They know that……

      and it doesn’t make them happy.

      When the going gets tough, the tough take care of each other
    • Pacco Fransisco (4187 posts)
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      3. IMO the Dem establishment is more interested in disgruntled Rumpsteins.

      I am L0oniX  Fuck David and his pin head DLC 3rd way herd of goats
      • Jefferson23 (7274 posts)
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        5. There is that faction…Trump is bad so we can keep our austerity

        policies in place and make America great again too! Trump is the only barrier in your life you need to worry about horse shit…that seems to be what some think they can sell…per Pelosi.

  • donDonE (230 posts)
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    4. Look, listen, and learn DNC! Ignore at your peril.

    There are three kinds of men, ones that learn by reading, a few who learn by observation, and the rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and learn for themselves. Will Rogers
    • Silver Witch (5967 posts)
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      6. THIS!!!

      Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost~John Quincy Adams  
  • djean111 (5629 posts)
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    7. Wonder if this will get cancelled like the town hall in WV.

    Seems to me the DNC wants Bernie to be anti-Trump – right up until it turns out that the anti-Trump choice is not Hillary, or some other DINO, but is Bernie.

    Bernie’s popularity is quite the double-edged sword for them.  They assume the logical person to turn to would be Hillary or DINO to be named later – and that is not what is happening.  But Bernie really is the best anti-Trump out there.  But also – anti-Booker, for instance, so – what to do, what to do…

    • *Obligatory disclaimer - when I say "Democratic Party" I mean the DNC - the Clintons and the un-elected people and the consultants and the lobbyists and the corporations who actually run things.  The people who work and vote and are registered as "D" are no more the actual party than Trekkies are Star Trek.   Extra credit - the Democratic Party gets to actually fuck up your life. When you vote for it.
    You think the only reason that people won't vote for a warmongering Third Way fracking-enabling cluster bomb throwing H-1B increasing lying pandering corporate and Wall Street shill who says she has no problem putting abortion rights on the table is because we are mad about Bernie?  Um, nope.
    • Jefferson23 (7274 posts)
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      9. I don't know what happened in WV but Bernie doesn't seem to be buying

      into the reasoning given…at least so far. I share the same distrust of the DNC as you do and I am not convinced we can see meaningful reform..I hope so b/c it would be easier than going third party..yet they may make reform impossible.

      They clearly do not like Bernie’s policies, the ones with teeth anyway and may try and rely on anti-Trump rhetoric to win again. If Ellison wins DNC chair and depending on his message, we’ll have a better idea where they’re headed. I like what Our Revolution and Brand New Congress hope to accomplish but will they collide with Ellison? I don’t know and that will be one true test I am waiting to see.

      • oldandhappy (4107 posts)
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        13. x1

        Invest in people.  Seek TRUTH.
  • 12-Bar Blues (368 posts)
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    8. The Kansas Democratic caucus went for Sanders last year.

    Here are the official results from Saturday’s Kansas Democratic Caucuses. Out of the 33 Kansas delegates, Senator Bernie Sanders took 23, while Secretary Hillary Clinton walked away with 10.

    Secretary Clinton – 10 Delegates

    1st Congressional District: 1,833 votes, 1 Delegate
    2nd Congressional District: 3,225 votes, 2 Delegates
    3rd Congressional District: 4,689 votes, 2 Delegates
    4th Congressional District: 2,846 votes, 2 Delegates

    Total: 12,593 votes, 2 At-Large Delegates, 1 PLEO Delegate

    Senator Sanders – 23 Delegates

    1st Congressional District: 4,074 votes, 3 Delegates
    2nd Congressional District: 8,117 votes, 5 Delegates
    3rd Congressional District: 7,671 votes, 4 Delegates
    4th Congressional District: 6,567 votes, 3 Delegates

    Total: 26,429 votes, 5 At-Large Delegates, 3 PLEO Delegates


    • Jefferson23 (7274 posts)
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      10. Thank you for posting that data. I think its important for us to use that info

      against the DNC…you had it your way for too long and it ended up with massive failures in elections across the board. They have drummed up data at their last meeting claiming we need more centrist policies..we will only keep losing that way.

      The data serves as a reminder, these states do not need neo-liberal politicians to win. Heidi Heitkamp is running for re-election in North Dakota, Bernie won there too…but she voted to confirm all of Trump’s nominees thus far with the exception of DeVos. She is awful and I wish we could get rid of her by 2018.

  • FanBoy (7983 posts)
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    11. glad to see that he isn't letting the anonymous cancellation of his

    venue stop him.

    wish he was our president.

    • Jefferson23 (7274 posts)
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      12. Me too.