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14 candidates qualify for presidential primary ballot

MONTPELIER — Secretary of State Jim Condos announced Tuesday that 14 presidential candidates have qualified to appear on the state’s March 1 primary ballot. According to Condos, 10 Republicans and four Democrats will be listed on the Super Tuesday ballot when Vermonters will select their choice for either the Republican and Democratic nomination for president. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Trailing Bernie: Sanders falls behind Biden in national poll

en. Bernie Sanders stood with striking federal contract workers this week as they called for a $15 per hour minimum wage. The workers timed their strike to coincide with Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. to highlight his support for higher wages. “There is no justice when millions of people throughout our country, including people working in the United States Senate, are working for wages that are too little to take care of their kids, to take care of their family. That’s wrong, that has got to change,” Sanders said, according to Politico. Continue Reading →

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Trailing Bernie: Cornell West backs Sanders

en. Bernie Sanders has picked up the endorsement of civil rights activist Cornell West, who took to Twitter Monday night to declare his support. “I endorse Brother @BernieSanders because he is a long-distance runner with integrity in the struggle for justice for over 50 years,” he said in one tweet.

“Now is the time for his prophetic voice to be heard across our crisis-ridden country,” West wrote in another tweet.

West’s endorsement could help Sanders attract more support from black voters, which the 73-year-old democratic socialist has struggled to do, according to polls. Continue Reading →

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