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Politics After feud with Warren, Bernie Sanders releases ad aimed at women

22:37  17 january  2020
22:37  17 january  2020 Source:   reuters.com

Elizabeth Warren Says Bernie Sanders Sent Volunteers ‘Out to Trash Me’

  Elizabeth Warren Says Bernie Sanders Sent Volunteers ‘Out to Trash Me’ MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — A nearly yearlong run of good will between two of the leading progressives in the 2020 presidential race, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders, appears to be evaporating in the run-up to the Iowa caucuses. On Sunday, Ms. Warren said she was “disappointed” that Mr. Sanders’s campaign had been using a call script for volunteers that suggested she was appealing mainly to highly educated voters and would not be able to expand the Democratic Party coalition. “I was disappointed to hear that Bernie is sending his volunteers out to trash me,” Ms. Warren said. “I hope Bernie reconsiders and turns his campaign in a different direction.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders, stung by a feud with progressive ally Elizabeth Warren over gender and electability, released an ad aimed at U.S. women voters on Friday touting his support for women's rights.

a man wearing a suit and tie: FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidates Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks with Senator Bernie Sanders after the seventh Democratic 2020 presidential debate at Drake University in Des Moines© Reuters/Shannon Stapleton FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidates Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks with Senator Bernie Sanders after the seventh Democratic 2020 presidential debate at Drake University in Des Moines

Ahead of a weekend trip to New Hampshire, the second state to vote in the Democratic presidential nominating race next month, the ad highlights Sanders' support for equal pay, abortion rights, paid family leave and affordable child care.

‘Do I see a feud brewing?’: Trump jumps in on Bernie-Warren brawl

  ‘Do I see a feud brewing?’: Trump jumps in on Bernie-Warren brawl Warren hit back at Sanders this weekend after his campaign distributed anti-Warren talking points to volunteers.“Bernie Sander’s [sic] volunteers are trashing Elizabeth ‘Pocahontus’ Warren. Everybody knows her campaign is dead and want her potential voters,” Trump tweeted Monday morning.

"Bernie Sanders is on our side and always has been," the female narrator says in the ad, which the campaign said would air in New Hampshire along with a second video touting Sanders' ambitious goals such as universal healthcare and affordable college.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders hosts a climate rally in Iowa City© Reuters/SCOTT MORGAN Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders hosts a climate rally in Iowa City

"Women do not need 80 cents on the dollar. They need the whole damn dollar," Sanders says in the television spot.

A loss in New Hampshire would deal a difficult blow to Sanders, who beat rival Hillary Clinton easily there in 2016, and bested her among women voters.

Dems should celebrate Sanders’ and Warren’s conscious uncoupling

  Dems should celebrate Sanders’ and Warren’s conscious uncoupling In the hours before Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are set to take the final debate stage before the Iowa caucuses in February, what began as a mutual protection pact between the two progressive candidates for president has devolved into a he-said, she-said war of the far-left worlds. To which I say, it’s about time. And if you’re a supporter of either Warren or Sanders, or any other Democrat for that matter, you should welcome this development with open arms. The sooner there is a strong frontrunner in the Democratic primary, the better positioned he or she is to take on President Trump.

Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, has been on the defensive this week after Warren accused him of telling her in a 2018 meeting that a woman could not win the White House in 2020. Sanders has denied saying it.

The feud between the two old friends and leading liberals was fanned when a microphone caught Warren, who represents Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate, telling Sanders after Tuesday's debate in Iowa that he had accused her of lying on national television.

The spat threatens to sidetrack Sanders' recent momentum just as he had begun to rise in opinion polls of the Democratic race to find a challenger to Republican President Donald Trump. The first contest in the race is Feb. 3 in Iowa, followed by a primary in New Hampshire on Feb. 11.

Sanders is battling Warren, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, in a tight race for the top in both states.

Some polls show Sanders, who has strong support among young and liberal voters, trailing his top rivals among women. A Monmouth University poll in New Hampshire from earlier this month found him slightly trailing all three leading rivals among likely women voters.

Sanders plans to campaign in New Hampshire on Saturday and Sunday, with a quick trip to Iowa on Monday before returning to Washington next week for the start of Trump's impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate.

(Editing by Tom Brown)

Rep. warns not electing progressive could lead to another Trump .
Jayapal endorsed Bernie Sanders for president Sunday, a notable win for the Sanders campaign over fellow progressive Senator Elizabeth Warren. Jayapal told CBS News that she chose Sanders over Warren because of a shared history of organizing she has with the Vermont senator."At the end of the day, I think for me it came down to the fact that Bernie Sanders is like me: an organizer," Jayapal explained. "He believes the change that we need is bold and big, and institutional, but it doesn't happen without building a broader movement.

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