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Bernie Sanders

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Donkees

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Fri Jun 24, 2016, 09:31 PM Jun 2016

Unity efforts hit snag at final meeting over Democratic platform [View all]

Sanders, who has given multiple interviews and speeches about what he wants added to the platform, watched some of the proceedings on a live stream as his motorcade zoomed from Albany to Syracuse, N.Y. He took the stage at a rally for Eric Kingson, a congressional candidate in Syracuse — and a member of the larger platform committee that will meet in Orlando in July — knowing that the minimum wage plank had been voted down.

“If we do not win that fight in St. Louis, we’re takin’ it to Orlando, where the larger committee will meet next month,” said Sanders of his platform planks. “If we don’t make it in Orlando, we’re takin’ that fight right to the floor of the Democratic convention. Whether they like it or not, we’re going to open the doors of the Democratic Party.”

David Weigel contributed from Syracuse, N.Y.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/unity-efforts-hit-snag-at-final-meeting-over-democratic-platform/2016/06/24/2919fd06-3a3d-11e6-a254-2b336e293a3c_story.html
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