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The Lifelong Republicans Who Love Bernie Sanders

Some conservatives are defying expectation and backing the Vermont senator.

CLARE FORAN

November 24, 2015

“When Tarie MacMillan switched on her television in August to watch the first Republican presidential debate, she expected to decide which candidate to support.

But MacMillan, a 65-year-old Florida resident, was disappointed. “I looked at the stage and there was nobody out there who I really liked. It just seemed like a showcase for Trump and his ridiculous comments,” she recalled. “It was laughable, and scary, and a real turning point.”

So she decided to back Bernie Sanders, the self-described “Democratic socialist” challenging Hillary Clinton. MacMillan was a lifelong Republican voter until a few weeks ago when she switched her party affiliation to support the Vermont senator in the primary.  It will be the first time she’s ever voted for a Democrat.”

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Ed Schultz interview with Ohio Senator Nina Turner

For the last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders has been in the South trying to gain support from minority voters, who have traditionally supported Hillary Clinton. Former Ohio Sen. Nina Turner, who recently endorsed Sanders’ bid for the Democratic nomination, joins Ed to discuss what he needs to do to gain this support.


Welcome to the New Ring of Fire Website and Our Great Additional Hosts – The Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire Radio is now officially The Ring of Fire. We have expanded into all forms of today’s most Progressive News and Commentary, including internet postings, videos, television, radio and podcasts. Our hosts now include Mike Papantonio, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Thom Hartmann, Ed Schultz, Sam Seder, Farron Cousins and David Pakman. In the next few months, we will be adding many more.

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Report: Sanders boosts southern staff

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is increasing the size of his campaign staff and boosting state budgets in an effort to chip away at Hillary Clinton’s southern stronghold, Reuters is reporting.Sanders’s campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, told the news service that the campaign rewrote its budgets last week to add more staff to states that will cast ballots on Super Tuesday.A dozen states will hold votes on March 1 and award delegates on a proportional basis, rather than a winner-take-all system. Weaver said the campaign has calculated that it is worth competing hard in these states, even though Sanders may not perform as well as Clinton.

Sanders claims more women donors than Clinton | TheHill

Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) 2016 presidential campaign says they have more female donors than Democratic primary front-runner Hillary Clinton.Roughly 301,000 women have donated to Sanders’s campaign compared to 240,000 for Clinton, a more than 60,00 edge as of the last reporting period at the end of September.Sanders spokeswoman Symone Sanders touted the numbers as a sign that “the grassroots enthusiasm for Senator Sanders is unmatched by any other candidate.”

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Rapper tells Sanders crowd to make sure others ‘have felt the Bern’

Hip-hop star Killer Mike introduced Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) at a campaign rally in Atlanta on Monday by quoting some of his rap lyrics.“I don’t trust the church or the government. A Democrat, a Republican. A pope or a bishop or those other men,” the rapper, whose real name is Michael Render, said in a speech before Sanders took the stage.

“But after spending 5 hours with someone who has spent the last 50 years radically fighting for your rights and mine,” Killer Mike continued, “I can tell you that I am very proud tonight to announce the next president of the United States, Sen. Bernie Sanders.”

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Rapper Killer Mike, Sanders dine in Atlanta

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and rapper Killer Mike dined together before the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate’s rally in Atlanta on Monday.The hip-hop star will introduce Sanders at the rally.”Brought this guy to Busy Bee on MLK in ATL,” Killer Mike tweeted, with a photo of Sanders reading a menu.

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Bernie Sanders Fights Hard for Votes in South Carolina

During a forum on criminal justice reform in Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday, Bernie Sanders took aim at politicians who use “tough on crime” rhetoric to get elected. The forum was also attended by Dr. Ben Carson and Martin O’Malley. Hillary Clinton declined an invitation to participate.“For too long in this country politicians have used getting tough on crime as a wedge issue to win elections. It is clearly about time to start talking – as we have in this election – about the really disastrous effects of too many politicians trying to win too many elections by locking too many people up,” Sanders told the forum held at Allen University.“And we should lay it all right out on the table,” Sanders added. “People in American jails are disproportionately people of color. That’s the reality in America today. That’s a reality that has to change.”

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