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 OShea, 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 theyre 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 Hills 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(headline)
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, hes 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 its a far cry from the $50,000 to sit at the head table at last years Clinton Foundation fundraiser, or the candidates $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.
holds his in arenas and stadiums!
On alternate Thursdays, if at all. One simply doesn't mingle with the great, impoverished unwashed. Not our kind, dear.
Back when the lads still had their Liverpuddlian accents.
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
... 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.
a fan is a fan is a fan.
P.S.: George is also my fave.
Whatcha gonna do...they want to give me well wishes and presents!
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.