Do you respect Bernie Sanders' policies, messages and judgement?
Bernie's judgement today is that Daylin Leach:
• who will soon contest the Democratic primary in PA-13,
• deserves Bernie's endorsement and
• merits your last-day-of-quarter digging deeper into
(i) your pockets, and
(ii) your friends' tolerance for your bending their ears to request contributions.
Senators don't often endorse in House races and almost never endorse in primaries in other states. [more here]
The Hill: Sen. Bernie Sanders ... at odds with the Clintons, who are backing former Rep. Marjorie Margolies (D-Pa.), whose son is married to their daughter, Chelsea Clinton.
Leach in interview highlighted: “Marjorie has a 20 year record of trying to dismantle Social Security; [she] introduced legislation that would cut cost of living adjustments and raise the retirement age ... I’ve taken controversial positions, Marjorie has no issue that she’s spoken about at all”
Leach on district & national narrative: "it’s not about changing the votes of your colleagues, but changing the minds of the public. If you can do that, politicians will follow suit ...This seat has the opportunity to be one of the most progressive in the country and it would be a tragedy to send someone who is not as progressive or engaged to Congress.”