BERN NOTICE: Bloomberg News -- Bernie Is "Going Strong In The Early Nominating States"

"(Sanders) seems to have rebounded in recent weeks as he’s stuck to Medicare for All while other candidates have softened their stances"

Bern Notice is a production of the Bernie 2020 campaign. Please forward this on to your friends and tell them to subscribe. The views expressed here are solely of the bylined author.

Bloomberg news has a new story on the Bernie Surge. Here’s an excerpt:

(Sanders) seems to have rebounded in recent weeks as he’s stuck to Medicare for All while other candidates have softened their stances and as he’s gained star endorsements from the younger faces in the movement…

And he’s going strong in the early nominating states. Recent polls place him second in Iowa — where he’s returning for several events this weekend — and statistically tied for the lead in New Hampshire and second in Nevada. And he’s statistically tied with Warren for the lead in California, a Super Tuesday state that provides 10% of the delegates to the Democratic nominating convention.

He has been aided by endorsements from young progressive stars like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and by staying out of clashes that have enveloped his three main rivals Warren, Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg. He retains a loyal base, a valuable asset in a crowded field that could split the Democratic vote.

Click here to read the whole story.

Bern after reading,

Sirota

BERN NOTICE: Three Numbers, One Story

Billionaires and billionaire-backed candidates have spent $189 million to try to stop Bernie -- but poll numbers show it isn't working.

Bern Notice is a production of the Bernie 2020 campaign. Please forward this on to your friends and tell them to subscribe. The views expressed here are solely of the bylined author.

Three sets of numbers out today illustrate the current state of the 2020 Democratic primary.

1. BERNIE IS RIGHT — BILLIONAIRES ARE TRYING TO BUY THE ELECTION: Bernie has said billionaires are trying to buy the election, and new data reported by CNN shows that’s exactly what’s happening. The data show that two billionaires, plus the candidate with the backing of the most billionaire donors, have together spent $189 million to try to prevent Bernie from winning the Democratic nomination.

2. BERNIE IS SURGING: Those billionaires are panicking because they see data — such as Emerson’s brand new Iowa poll that shows Bernie has gained 9 POINTS in the last month and is now in a statistical tie for first place.

3. MEDICARE FOR ALL IS GAINING POPULARITY, DESPITE ATTACKS: For months, Bernie’s signature policy has been under attack by the health insurance industry and their Democratic allies — and yet amid horror stories about the current corporate-run health care system, Real Clear Politics new poll shows that Medicare for All’s popularity is actually increasing. The survey found that 57 percent of Americans now support “Medicare for All, which is a system that will eliminate all private health insurance companies.” That’s an uptick from 55 percent in the same poll done in May.

Bern after reading,

Sirota

BERN NOTICE: Billionaires Are Trying To Buy The Democratic Primary

Bernie intensifies his anti-corruption message as two billionaires spend nearly 6 times more than every other Democratic candidate COMBINED.

Bern Notice is a production of the Bernie 2020 campaign. Please forward this on to your friends and tell them to subscribe. The views expressed here are solely of the bylined author.

As yet another poll shows his campaign surging in the primary contest, Bernie has been zeroing in on the anti-corruption message that has defined his public record, fueled his 2016 campaign and been the foundation of his entire career.

In Carson City last night, Bernie said this:

“In my view, every single day we’re moving further and further away from democracy,” Sanders told around 400 supporters gathered in Carson. “It’s not only Trump’s refusal to follow the law…It’s the billionaires able to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to elect candidates that represent the wealthy and powerful. That’s not democracy.

“You can’t have elections when billionaires are so powerful. When billionaires are willing to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to be elected president.”

Some facts to remember:

• BILLIONAIRES ARE TRYING TO BUY THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY: Two billionaire candidates have spent $86 million on television ads. That’s almost six times the total amount spent by all other Democratic candidates combined.

• BERNIE’S TV AD SLAMS TRUMP’S CORRUPTION: While billionaires are outspending Bernie on television, Bernie has been airing an ad in Iowa directly challenging corruption. Watch it here.

• BERNIE DOESN’T TAKE MONEY FROM THE BILLIONAIRE CLASS: Unlike many of his opponents, Bernie doesn’t receive campaign cash from billionaires. He has also taken the No Fossil Fuel money pledge, and called on all candidates to join him in rejecting money from top executives in the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries.

• BERNIE WALKS THE TALK: While super PACs now flood the airwaves to try to stop Bernie’s campaign, Bernie has continued to reject super PACs. He also rejects closed-door big-dollar fundraisers and he has never worked on behalf of corporate interests.

• BERNIE IS PUSHING FOR REAL CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM: The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that during his event last night, Bernie “again promised to work toward publicly funding presidential elections and overturning Citizens United v FEC — a controversial 2010 Supreme Court decision often blamed for the rise of dark money in politics.”

Bern after reading,

Sirota

BERN NOTICE: Polls Show CNN Is Right - Bernie Is Bringing Out 1st-Time Caucusgoers

Polls show Bernie is bringing new people into the process -- between 14% and 30% of Iowa caucus turnout could be first-time participants

Bern Notice is a production of the Bernie 2020 campaign. Please forward this on to your friends and tell them to subscribe. The views expressed here are solely of the bylined author.

CNN this morning aired a must-watch segment on the Bernie 2020 campaign’s intense focus on grassroots organizing in Iowa. The report — which echoed a big story in the Des Moines Register — notes that one of Bernie’s major goals is to not only win among longtime Democratic caucus goers, but to also bring new voters into the process — and recent polls suggest those efforts are paying off.

Q POLL — BERNIE LEADS AMONG 1ST-TIME IOWA CAUCUSGOERS: Bernie has a solid lead over all other candidates among likely Iowa Democratic caucusgoers who say the 2020 election will be their first caucus, according to Quinnipiac’s most recent poll.

POLLS — POTENTIAL FOR BIG SURGE OF 1ST-TIME IOWA CAUCUSGOERS: Recent polls from Monmouth University and CNN/Des Moines Register show that somewhere between 14 percent and 30 percent of likely Democratic turnout in Iowa will be among first-time caucusgoers. That’s a 23 point surge in the CNN/Des Moines Register poll since June.

POLLS — BERNIE CAUCUSGOERS ARE EXCITED: The Des Moines Register reported that in its poll “of likely Democratic caucusgoers who say Sanders is their top choice, 57 percent say their mind is made up; none of other top candidates cracks 30% in that metric.” Bernie also has the largest group of supporters who say they are excited about their chosen candidate, according to Quinnipiac’s poll.

Bern after reading,

Sirota

BERN NOTICE: Des Moines Register On Bernie's Iowa Surge

Even a rival campaign's consultant says Bernie is building "a hell of an operation that other campaigns will be envious of."

Bern Notice is a production of the Bernie 2020 campaign. Please forward this on to your friends and tell them to subscribe. The views expressed here are solely of the bylined author.

Bernie has now held events with a total of more than a quarter-million people — and today he’s in Iowa doing his 200th event of the 2020 campaign. A must-read Des Moines Register story reports on the campaign’s surging grassroots operation in the state. As one consultant on another campaign told the newspaper, on caucus night, Bernie’s intensifying Iowa ground game has the potential to be "a hell of an operation that other campaigns will be envious of."

Bernie’s Iowa campaign isn’t a flash in the pan — it has been steadily building momentum in the polls through grassroots organizing, major endorsements, local events and substantive television ads that focus on his working-class agenda:

STRONG IOWA POLLING: In the last two months, polls from CBS News, the New York Times, the University of Iowa and Quinnipiac have shown Bernie either in a statistical tie for first place in Iowa, or in a strong second place position.

IOWA GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING: The Des Moines Register notes that “Sanders supporters have knocked on 110,000 doors in Iowa, including 22,000 the weekend before Thanksgiving — and made 3 million voter contact attempts in the state.”

MAJOR IOWA ENDORSEMENTS: Bernie was just endorsed by Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement — the largest progressive grassroots group in the state. He was also recently endorsed by Iowa Student Action. He has additionally been endorsed by Linn County Supervisor Stacey Walker, State Representative Jeff Kurtz and other elected officials. Bernie has also been endorsed by LULAC’s Nick Salazar, and the campaign recently rolled out 50 new combined endorsements from Latino leaders, farmers and rural activists across the state.

• BARNSTORMING THE STATE WITH LOCAL EVENTS: Bernie’s events in Iowa continue to generate huge crowds. His November rally in Council Bluffs with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio was the largest Iowa rally of any candidate in the 2020 campaign. His Iowa City rally with Stacey Walker drew more than 1,200 people. In all, Bernie has held 78 of his own events in Iowa, drawing more than 40,000 people to the events.

STRONG IOWA MESSAGE CHALLENGING TRUMP’S CORRUPTION: Bernie’s campaign is being boosted by ads hammering home his core message that challenges Donald Trump, takes on the billionaire class and promotes an agenda to start making government work for America’s working-class. Among the ads have been one on Bernie’s plan to cancel medical debt, pass a Green New Deal, end Donald Trump’s corruption — and fix our broken economy. See the latter ad here:

Bern after reading,

Sirota

Loading more posts…