2016 Elections

Bernie Sanders Is Running a Shadow Campaign

In Colorado, Sanders is campaigning for Clinton, but also firing up his followers to keep his ideas alive.

Cross-pollination.

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In Colorado, Bernie Sanders isn’t just acting as a surrogate for Hillary Clinton. He’s also holding separate events to keep his movement and its issues alive in a state he won handily in the June Democratic primary. Now he is urging his followers to support a ballot measure to establish the nation’s first universal health care system. It will probably be defeated, yet his backers, who have settled for a bird in the hand this year, are certain they own the future.

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