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Clinton Campaign Manager Admits Sanders Pushed Her To The Left

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Juliegrace Brufke Capitol Hill Reporter
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Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook said Sunday that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton worked with self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders on a number of policy issues following the primary.

The candidate appears to have shifted further to the left due to the contentious primary race, making her stances on education policy and how to handle income inequality more liberal.

“Well, the – I think the college affordability plan that she mentioned in there, that was something that she and Senator Sanders worked together on after the primary had concluded,” Mook told host Chuck Todd during an appearance on “Meet the Press” Sunday. “We’re really proud of that plan. It’s something that was part of our platform. There were a number of issues where they worked together on the platform.”

Sanders was a strong proponent of free tuition for students attending public universities – a proposal numerous economists said wasn’t feasible.

Following a series of video clips showing Sanders’ speeches, Mook went on to say Clinton aligned with the Vermont senator on a number of issues before the primary took place.

“I actually wish we could have played some of Secretary Clinton’s earlier speeches, as well, because she’s been talking about how the deck is stacked against the middle-class for some time, that the wealthiest Americans are not paying their fair share,” he said. “And that we need to start giving working people a fair shot again.”

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