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PoliticsBiden hires strategist Symone Sanders, adds diversity to bid

21:14  25 april  2019
21:14  25 april  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Symone Sanders is the communications and political outreach strategist for Priorities USA Action, a Democratic super PAC. During the 2016 election cycle, Sanders worked as the national press secretary for Bernie Sanders ' 2016 presidential campaign. and then as an organizer for the Democratic

Biden hires strategist Symone Sanders, adds diversity to bid© The Associated Press In this 2017 file photo, Symone Sanders, former National Press Secretary for Bernie Sanders, attends the St. Gallen Symposium at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden has hired Symone Sanders, a prominent African American political strategist, as a senior adviser to his newly launched presidential campaign.

The move adds a younger, diverse voice to Biden's cadre of top advisers, which has been dominated by older, white men. It suggests Biden is seeking to broaden his appeal to a new generation of Democrats.

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The former spokeswoman for Sen. Bernie Sanders , I-Vt., is calling for diversity at the top of the Democratic National Committee – declaring "we don't need white people leading the Democratic party right now.".

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Sanders, 29, rose to prominence during the 2016 campaign as press secretary for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. She then became a high-profile political analyst on CNN and is likely to be a forceful Biden defender on television.

Democratic strategist and former Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile called Sanders "battle-tested" and said the hire was "one of the best moves" the Biden campaign could make.

"She understands how to build a coalition, and that women of color are the backbone of the Democratic Party," said Brazile, who added that Sanders also helped her bridge the gap with millennials after the contentious 2016 primary elections.

Sanders has been heavily recruited by 2020 contenders, including Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, California Sen. Kamala Harris and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker. Bernie Sanders notably did not ask her to come back after working on his 2016 campaign.

Biden, who formally joined the race on Thursday, began aggressively recruiting Sanders about a month ago. At Biden's invitation, the two recently sat down at his home in Virginia and spoke for a few hours.

A Biden campaign official confirmed Sanders' hire on condition of anonymity because it has not been formally announced. Another person described their meeting in Virginia and insisted on anonymity to discuss a private meeting.

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