Additionally, Sanders will hold an event on July 3 in Sheldon. He has spent considerable time campaigning in eastern Iowa since becoming a candidate on May 26. U.S. Sen. Sanders has drawn big crowds of 700 in Des Moines and 500 in Iowa City. Jim Webb, a former Democratic U.S. senator from Virginia, made a Sioux City stop a few weeks ago, but he has not officially entered the race.Read it here.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is a self-confirmed "Democratic Socialist."
The 73-year-old is considered a long shot but if elected, he would be the oldest person and first Jewish person to serve as commander-in-chief. He was the butt of an Obama joke at this year's White House Correspondents' dinner. "Apparently people really want to see a pot-smoking socialist in the White House," the president said. "We could get a third Obama term after all." [NPR]A ticket with Hillary Clinton and Minnesota's Al Franken as her veep pick would be formidable against whichever clowns the GOP nominate.
On Tuesday, Secretary Clinton spoke with voters at a church near Ferguson, Missouri.
Webb just bumbled a Facebook post where it appears he defended the flag of slavery.
Rep. Steve King: Who cares about a few massacres when you have all this freedom? http://t.co/MxlQ8HfDIG pic.twitter.com/j825e2CMFQ— Wonkette (@Wonkette) June 23, 2015
Conservatives lash out over AP image showing gun pointed at Ted Cruz’s head http://t.co/1C3i6fhVSk pic.twitter.com/SM2kUJK5W1— Salon.com (@Salon) June 22, 2015