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Bernie Sanders, Tom Perez Head to Miami for DNC Push to Turn Florida Blue

April 19, 2017 - 3:45pm
Bernie Sanders and Tom Perez
Bernie Sanders and Tom Perez

Florida is ready to Feel the Bern Wednesday evening -- Vermont Sen. and former Democratic presidential primary candidate Bernie Sanders is heading to the Magic City in the Sunshine State as part of the Democratic National Committee’s tour to turn states blue in 2018 and beyond.

Sanders will be coming to Miami Wednesday night as part of the DNC's effort to turn historically red and "purple" states blue once more. 

Florida falls into the latter category of the DNC’s ambitions since it went red for President Donald Trump last year after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. 

Both Sanders and DNC Chair Tom Perez will make the stop to Miami as part of a nine-state tour to champion raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, combating climate change, pay equity for women and making colleges and universities tuition free. 

The event will be held at the James L. Knight Center in Miami.

Other rallies will be held in Arizona, Kentucky, Maine, Montana, Nebraska and Utah. 

The tour begins April 17 and will continue for a week, but specific city stops have not yet been mentioned. 

Sanders' joining Perez is notable since he openly backed Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison during the DNC chair vote in February. 

Sanders campaigned heavily in Florida last year to nab the Democratic nomination but ultimately lost out to Hillary Clinton, who received 64 percent of the primary vote. 

The Republican Party of Florida said the tour was indicative of a lost party with nowhere to go. 

“On Monday, DNC Chair Tom Perez and Bernie Sanders kicked off the ‘Unity Tour,’ admitting that their party is, well, not unified,” said RPOF Chairman Blaise Ingoglia. 

Ingoglia said he also took issue with Sanders’ carrying the banner for the Democratic Party since many Republicans see him as a “Socialist Democrat.” 

“The Democrats need a serious wake-up call,” Ingoglia said. “Last year’s election should’ve sounded the alarm.  Instead, in recent years, we’ve seen a Democrat Party that continues to move further left and continues to lose big in everything from State Legislatures to Governor’s Mansions and U.S. Senate seats.”





Good luck with THAT, fools (Sanders & Perez, the "Socialist 'Frick & Frack" of modern deteriorating politics !) Miami is ALREADY "dark BLUE" WHAT "change" DO you expect??? I am a Democrat,...but not for much longer ! (Well, there's a "change" you can expect...!)

it is sad to see our country's two-party system in trouble because the radical left has taken over the Democratic Party. I remember the old days when it wasn't cause to go in to deep depression no matter which party's candidate won an election. In those days, we differed in what way we thought best to accomplish shared American goals; not in what those values or goals should be for this country. I hope the voting public has figured out by now that one must do their own research to try to obtain facts; that they know the difference between facts, opinion and analysis. The Dems continue to spew outright lies about what the President is doing and what he has accomplished so far. If you don't want more and better jobs, safe neighborhoods, an education system that produces young adults who are equipped to actualize the American Dream and a civil society that tolerates and encourages differences in thought and opinion, then continue to blindly support these "Democratic leaders". They do not have the best interests of the American people in mind. Drain the swamp from Dog Catcher to City/County Commissioner and or Mayor. You still have a choice, at least, for now...

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