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Sanders Falsely Claims His Socialist Candidates Are Winning All Over the Country

Two-thirds of candidates that Sanders has endorsed in competitive primaries have been defeated.

By NTK Staff | 06.08.2018 @11:41am

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) claimed that candidates he has backed in Democratic primaries are “winning all over the country,” but a closer examination reveals only two candidates Sanders has endorsed have won in contested races so far this year.

CNN’s Chris Cuomo asked Sanders why his candidates are not doing well, across the country.

“Not — not true. Look, Chris, do you think that — you know a little bit about politics. Do you think in a year or two, suddenly, we’re going to transform the entire Democratic Party, take on big money, take on the establishment?” Sanders asked.

Cuomo asked Sanders, if this was the case, why aren’t his candidates winning more, pointing out that about half the candidates Sanders has backed have been defeated.

“Chris, that is, in all due respect, not an intelligent way to look at it. I can be at 100 percent … if I supported candidates who had all the money, and the power, and all the polling,” Sanders said. “Our ideas are winning, and at the grassroots level, more and more people are getting involved.”

Of the 50 candidates that Sanders’ PAC “Our Revolution” has endorsed, 24 of them have been defeated.

But things are much worse for candidates in competitive primaries that Sanders has endorsed. According to NPR, two-thirds of them have been defeated in their primaries.

Given Sanders’ poor track record with endorsements, maybe Sanders’ son Levi Sanders, who is running for Congress, is happy to have not received his father’s endorsement.

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