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  • caliny (2332 posts)
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    Why Bernie Sanders matters so much to the Minnesota governor's race




    On March 1, 2016, Minnesota Democratic caucus-goers nearly broke turnout records to vote for their preferred candidate for president of the United States, and their pick was decisive: U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders won the state DFL caucuses with 61 percent of the vote over Hillary Clinton.



    Clinton went on to secure the Democratic nomination, of course, and to ultimately lose the race to now-President Donald Trump. But the passion for Sanders in Minnesota, much of it from first-time activists, has lingered on. And now some organizers are trying to translate that support into action on behalf of other candidates and issues throughout the state.




    “Bernie had a vision of what we needed to do and talking about how the economy is rigged, and ordinary people are having a really tough time making it,” said DFL Rep. Tina Liebling, an early supporter of Sanders campaign for president who is now running for governor. “For many people it was never about Bernie Sanders the person, it was about Bernie Sanders, the candidate who was giving voice to those people.”

    tokenlib, Iwalani88, Charles and 6 othersScuba, Coldmountaintrail, HeartoftheMidwest, jwirr, Grey, Enthusiast like this

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  • Enthusiast (11600 posts)
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    1. If we didn't own our modest home

    in Ohio we would move to Minnesota to escape the rednecks.

    "I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." Thomas Jefferson
  • jwirr (4274 posts)
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    2. I know there are groups in Duluth that continue to meet. Thank you for this – it

    is the only thing I have seen on what is going on behind the scenes here. Ken Martin was part of the deal with the DNC to allow Hillary to get all that money from the states when the DNC was not allowed to do it. I do not trust him.

  • kath (592 posts)
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    3. The chair of Minnesota DFL uses the word "cleave" as a NOUN???


    Dude – the word you are looking for is “fissure.” Or “cleft.” Or “split”. Or…

    <end English teacher voice>

    • Coldmountaintrail (4148 posts)
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      4. haven't you noticed? bad english no problem no more; i see the results

      of ‘editing by spellcheck’ even in headlines these days.

      it’s a new world.  the ptb don’t really want the rabble to be able to read and communicate well; thus who gives a shit about niceties like language?

      • kath (592 posts)
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        5. It's everywhere. On the local "news" tonight, the dumbass weatherperson said

        that the flooding from the hurricane could be “catastropic”. To really top it off, he also had it spelled that way on the little titles/talking points that he had up on the screen! (The weather guy on one of the other networks here is a moran as well. Meteorologists have to have a college degree, right? That command of the language is so abysmal even among college grads is really disturbing. The newsreaders are also pathetic.)

        Oh, yes, the “editing by spellcheck” – don’t even get me started. Proofreaders and copy editors have gone the way of the dinosaurs.