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Tue Sep 1, 2015, 06:18 AM Sep 2015

Be a Caleb! Bernstorm! Remember Sanders Saturdays!

BOONE, Iowa —


“Senator, this week alone Caleb made 2,016 calls,” a campaign organizer said, introducing Mr. Humphrey.


“I haven’t felt anything like this in the three years I have been out of the Army,” he said of Mr. Sanders’s unlikely and rising campaign for the Democratic nomination. “I feel a part of something.”


The Sanders campaign made its first hire here on May 18, an advance director with a history in student organizing. A field organizer came on next, followed by an administrative staff member, all in the campaign’s one office in Des Moines. Then, as Mr. Sanders became a national phenomenon over the summer, his Iowa operation bloomed.

It now has 53 people on staff, with a “robust hiring plan” made possible by Mr. Sanders’s fund-raising success with small donors, according to his campaign manager, Jeff Weaver. This past weekend alone, he said, the campaign’s 1,700 volunteers marched out of 15 campaign offices throughout the state to knock on 17,000 doors and make 10,000 phone calls.


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Be a Caleb! Bernstorm! Remember Sanders Saturdays! (Original Post) merrily Sep 2015 OP
I should have mentioned: This article about Iowa is well worth reading and very relevant as a merrily Sep 2015 #1
Kicked and recommended a whole bunch! Enthusiast Sep 2015 #2
Thanks, and you're welcome! merrily Sep 2015 #3
K&R!! Stevepol Sep 2015 #4


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1. I should have mentioned: This article about Iowa is well worth reading and very relevant as a
Tue Sep 1, 2015, 07:02 AM
Sep 2015

precursor to Sanders' Iowa rallies.

Go, Bernie!

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