Although his prospect of gaining the Democratic nomination is fading rapidly, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has refused to be deterred from remaining relevant as the nominating convention draws nearer.
Telling supporters in New York City Thursday the “revolution is just getting started,” the Vermont Independent outlined issues which have defined his campaign: tuition-free college, health care as right, the income inequality, financial reform, defeating an elite political class and, of late, derailing Donald Trump’s bid for the White House.
Sen. Sanders also pledged to go to the Democratic National Convention at Philadelphia in July as a candidate for President of the United States.
“Our goal from day one has been to transform this nation and that is the fight we are going to continue. We have got to make sure that (Republican presidential candidate Donald) Trump is not president. But that is not good enough,” Sanders told supporters in New York.
Mr. Sanders indicated last week he is “unlikely” to be the Democratic nominee and admitted he will vote for Hillary Clinton in November, but stopped short of formally endorsing the former Secretary for the White House.
Bowed but not beaten, Mr. Sanders has spent the last two weeks traveling from state to state raising money for Democratic congressional candidates.
In sum, Mr. Sanders has raised over $2.5 million for Democrats seeking House and Senate seats, most notably raising money for Florida Democrat Tim Canova, who is seeking to unseat DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.
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