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Bernie Sanders to Campaign for Polis; Will Sanders Highlight Polis’s Liberal Record?

The democratic socialist is coming to Colorado to help Jared Polis across the finish line this November.

By NTK Staff | 10.09.2018 @12:15pm
Bernie Sanders to Campaign for Polis; Will Sanders Highlight Polis’s Liberal Record?

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the democratic socialist who jolted liberal voters and activists with his upshot 2016 presidential campaign, is coming to Colorado to help Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) get across the finish line in the gubernatorial race.

The Associated Press reported Tuesday that Colorado will be part of Sanders’s nine-state itinerary for the month of October:

The itinerary will also include rallies in Wisconsin, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and California, spanning a number of competitive races key to Democrats’ electoral success. He will be campaigning alongside Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin; David Garcia, who faces Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey; Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo.; and Jacky Rosen, who is aiming to unseat Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev. Sanders’ California swing will help Rep. Barbara Lee and two California congressional hopefuls, Ammar Campa-Najjar and Mike Levin.

Sanders may help Polis bring Colorado’s more liberal voters to the polls come November, but the democratic socialist’s appearance for Polis may also highlight the more radical parts of Polis’s congressional history and agenda:

  • He supports a “100 percent clean energy” plan that, depending on how implemented, could kill American jobs in energy and cost trillions of dollars
  • Republicans have attacked Polis for supporting single-payer health care, which they termed “Bernie Sanders-style health care
  • An August ad from a group affiliated with the Republican Governors Association (RGA) pointed out that Polis, if he had his way in Congress, would have repealed the GOP tax cuts passed in 2017

Sanders is the second former Democratic presidential candidate to visit Colorado for Polis. Hillary Clinton fundraised for the gubernatorial nominee in September.

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