The Minnesota senator stresses her humble background on the campaign trail, but her political rise has been funded in part by one of the biggest names in agribusiness.
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“She keeps saying she’s a fighter, but you have to actually win a fight sometime if you want people to take you seriously here.”
The Bloomberg campaign is trying an ad strategy familiar to every other startup with a ton of cash and a questionable business model: Paying influencers to make it seem cool.
The event’s co-hosts include current and former heads of lobbying firms, military contractors, and fossil-fuel interests.
In an Iowa town put on the map by a New Age faith movement that aims to create world peace with the power of silent meditation, Sanders’ proposals seemed downright practical.
Bernie Sanders’ rally had all the trappings of a top-flight music festival, complete with a killer lineup and a packed house of 3,000 screaming fans.