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Dems Divide As Sanders Plans Clinton Battle

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Phillip Stucky Political Reporter
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Former presidential candidate and Sen. Bernie Sanders announced plans to fight Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton should she win the White House in November, according to a Tuesday Politico report.

“The leverage that I think I take into the Senate is taking on the entire Democratic Party establishment, and, you know, taking on a very powerful political organization with the Clinton people,” Sanders said.

“We won 22 states and 46 percent of the pledged delegates, 13.4 million votes … and a majority of the younger people, the future of the country … That gives me a lot of leverage, leverage that I intend to use.”

Sanders told The Washington Post that he planned to launch legislation in support of the $15 minimum wage, tuition-free public college, and “aggressive steps” to minimize climate change.

Sanders vowed to oppose Clinton if she appointed the “same old, same old Wall Street guys” to oversee financial regulation. “I will be vigorously in opposition, and I will make that very clear,” Sanders said.

Sanders fought hard during the Democratic primary to change the official platform of the Democratic Party, and vows to do whatever he can “to demand that the Democratic Party implement that platform.”

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