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(15,480 posts)
Fri Aug 7, 2015, 06:03 PM Aug 2015

Presidential candidate Sanders to find friendly territory in Seattle visit (headline)

Good, positive local news coverage from 3 main Seattle papers, the Seattle Times, the Puget Sound Business Journal and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.


Is Seattle Bernie Sanders’ kind of town? The Democratic presidential candidate brings his fiery, anti-corporate rhetoric to Seattle on Saturday for two rallies that could attract thousands.(subheadline)

Ellen O’Shea, an organic farmer from Chimacum, Jefferson County, had planned to share a car and ferry ride with a couple friends to see Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Saturday in Seattle.

But so many Olympic Peninsula neighbors were fired up to see the independent Vermont senator, they chartered what they’re dubbing the “Freedom Bus” for as many as 60 to get into the city.

Seattle is friendly territory for a candidate like Sanders — and organizers expect thousands from across the state will pack two events: a 1 p.m. Social Security event at Westlake Park and a 6 p.m. campaign rally at Edmundson Pavilion.

As the first 2016 contender to publicly campaign in Washington, Sanders’ visit contrasts with recent secretive stopovers by other candidates. Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican Jeb Bush each slipped into the Seattle area this year to mingle at penthouses and mansions with donors who paid thousands of dollars to attend. Sanders’ only scheduled fundraiser is a small, $200-a-person meet-and-greet at Capitol Hill’s Comet Tavern.


Bernie Sanders expects avid Seattle crowds Saturday (headline)

The Bernie Sanders phenomenon comes to Seattle Saturday with an address at Seattle's Westlake Park, a University of Washington rally and a $200-a-person fundraiser at the Comet Tavern.

It will be the first Northwest campaign appearances for the Vermont senator, who's been Hillary Clinton's most vigorous challenger for the Democratic presidential nomination.

His first event is at Westlake Park for a 1 p.m. "celebration" of Social Security and Medicare. Sanders, a 73-year-old independent who is challenging Clinton from the left, has called for a national single-payer health care program.

At 6 p.m., Sanders holds a rally at the University of Washington's Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.

Sanders' campaign says his July 29 nationwide series of "meet-ups" drew 105,000 participants, and that Washington state had the third-highest concentration of these meetings in the nation with 120, after California and New York.


Bernie Sanders is raising money at the Comet Tavern on Saturday: No Medina mansion for him
Sen. Bernie Sanders is carrying his campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination to the historic Comet Tavern on Capitol Hill Saturday, eschewing the usual presidential path to Medina, Hunts Point, Laurelhurst and waterfront mansions.

Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush, he’s not. The Sanders campaign will charge for the event, $1,000 to host and $200 to get in the door at the “Meet and Greet,” with doors open at 4 p.m. and the event at 5 p.m.

But it’s a far cry from the $50,000 to sit at the head table at last year’s Clinton Foundation fundraiser, or the candidate’s $2,700-a-head June event in Madison Park. A penthouse “Roundtable” with Bush in June carried a $12,500 price tag. Brunch with President Obama on a recent Hunts Point foray set guests back $17,200.

Sanders is speaking at an early afternoon Social Security rally in Westlake Park, sharing the stage with leather-lunged voices of the Seattle left (and folk singer Jim Page). He has an early evening rally at Hec Ed Pavilion at the University of Washington. A similar rally, three weeks ago in Phoenix, drew 11,000 supporters.

Presidential candidate Sanders to find friendly territory in Seattle visit (headline) (Original Post) Divernan Aug 2015 OP
Bush and clinton mingle in mansions and penthouses but Bernie..... Rosa Luxemburg Aug 2015 #1
And beer bars! frylock Aug 2015 #11
I think he does Rosa Luxemburg Aug 2015 #22
They only deign to meet with the commoners hifiguy Aug 2015 #18
Tomorrow is just going to be great artislife Aug 2015 #2
Happy Birthday from the Beatles! Divernan Aug 2015 #3
Thanks! artislife Aug 2015 #6
I used to live overseas and go to high school with some of Harrison relatives... cascadiance Aug 2015 #13
Strummer is more my age bracket! artislife Aug 2015 #19
I'm a fan since '64 but you're a real fan too LiberalElite Aug 2015 #16
Hee artislife Aug 2015 #17
What a wonderful gift! I hope you enjoy your birthday! beam me up scottie Aug 2015 #4
Thanks! artislife Aug 2015 #8
Sweet! n8dogg83 Aug 2015 #5
Thanks artislife Aug 2015 #7
Happy Birthday kenn3d Aug 2015 #10
Will miss Westlake due to friends who insist on taking me to lunch. artislife Aug 2015 #14
That meet and greet at the Comet should be a blast! frylock Aug 2015 #9
I used to drink at the Comet ismnotwasm Aug 2015 #12
I read this this AM JackInGreen Aug 2015 #15
Kickin' and Reccin' BeanMusical Aug 2015 #20
I'm so there AgingAmerican Aug 2015 #21
This message was self-deleted by its author Capt.Rocky300 Aug 2015 #23


(33,688 posts)
18. They only deign to meet with the commoners
Fri Aug 7, 2015, 08:05 PM
Aug 2015

On alternate Thursdays, if at all. One simply doesn't mingle with the great, impoverished unwashed. Not our kind, dear.



(9,497 posts)
6. Thanks!
Fri Aug 7, 2015, 07:06 PM
Aug 2015

When I was asked which Beatle I liked best, I answered George.

Mainly because his few songs were golden.
While my guitar gently weeps
Here comes the sun

I didn't grow up with them....so my memories are different than real Beatles fans, I am sure



(19,537 posts)
13. I used to live overseas and go to high school with some of Harrison relatives...
Fri Aug 7, 2015, 07:38 PM
Aug 2015

... who had the same last names. I think they were nephews of his that were from the state of illinois.

It was in the same block that probably Joe Strummer of the Clash was wandering around at times in his younger days near where he was born in Ankara when we all lived next to the British embassy there where his parents worked in those days. He was probably in boarding school in the UK by then though.

If Joe were alive today, he'd have a birthday from when he was born there then a couple of weeks from today.



(9,497 posts)
14. Will miss Westlake due to friends who insist on taking me to lunch.
Fri Aug 7, 2015, 07:41 PM
Aug 2015

Whatcha gonna do...they want to give me well wishes and presents!


(41,724 posts)
12. I used to drink at the Comet
Fri Aug 7, 2015, 07:29 PM
Aug 2015

Very interesting choice. My only complaint is what it's going to do to the already horrible traffic--Seattle (My city) will no doubt turn out large for Sanders.

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