Senator Bernie Sanders, Democratic presidential hopeful, and Hillary Clinton’s chief rival in the Democratic party has escalated his critique of the former secretary of state, over her taking speaking fees from corporate banks. The Vermont senator had just finished arguing he was “not into personal attacks and mean-spirited attacks.” When challenged about whether bringing up Clinton’s speaking fees at the debate constituted personal attacks, Sanders replied according to ABC news that: “Well, I think it is a fact. A fact. Anyone disagree with me? She has received $600,000 in one year as speaking fees from Goldman Sachs. If that’s not true, I will apologize. It’s true.”
Sanders closing-in on Clinton strongholds
The past few weeks have been the most combative yet in the tightening Democratic race. Sanders is now closing the gap with Clinton and taking the battle to acquire her ‘territories’ ahead of the elections. Sanders and Clinton, now neck-and-neck in early voting states, tangled over health care policy, taxes and Wall Street reform. Sanders showed no hesitation to hit his opponent for being too cozy with the big banks, and today the progressive superstar said he was not nervous that the battle for the nomination was getting too negative.
Sanders now given more media attention
Bernie Sanders is now leading in New Hampshire and giving Hillary Clinton a run for her money in Iowa, and thus getting more media attention, which has eluded his campaign for the past months. Compared to Donald Trump who has been getting free media attention, Senator Sanders had lat year lashed at the media for not giving him attention and coverage. Since launching his campaign last May, Sanders has received vastly less media attention than his chief Democratic opponent, while his chances of becoming the party’s nominee were largely dismissed by pundits and commentators.
Sanders woo Alabama voters on King’s day
Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders took aim at what might be unusual territory for a self-described democratic socialist by appealing to a crowd of more than 5,000, packed into Boutwell Auditorium in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, Monday night. Sanders said his message of raising the minimum wage, free college tuition and paid family medical leave cuts across regional lines but acknowledged that the work to get that message across was harder in a state like Alabama.