Democratic insiders predict Sanders, Biden will lead race for nomination

A former Obama advisor, Dan Pfeiffer told Politico that Sanders has a good shot at winning Iowa and New Hampshire "and could build real steam heading into South Carolina and Super Tuesday."

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December 26, 2019 - 11:45 am
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(KFTK) - In the past few weeks something has changed and the Democratic polls are beginning to lean in the Vermont senator's favor.

Democratic insiders, including one former advisor under the Obama administration are starting to see Bernie Sanders as a viable contender to win the Democratic nomination.

A longtime Clinton ally told Politico "Sanders and Biden have both proven to be very resilient" pointing out that Sanders has survived while other candidates with higher expectations like Kamala Harris and Cory Booker have left the race or are struggling.  

"For months, the Vermont senator was written off by Democratic Party insiders as a candidate with a committed but narrow base who was too far left to win the primary. Elizabeth Warren had skyrocketed in the polls and seemed to be leaving him behind in the race to be progressive voters’ standard-bearer in 2020," reports Politico. "But in the past few weeks, something has changed. In private conversations and on social media, Democratic officials, political operatives and pundits are reconsidering Sanders’ chances."

A former Obama advisor, Dan Pfeiffer told Politico that Sanders has a good shot at winning Iowa and New Hampshire "and could build real steam heading into South Carolina and Super Tuesday."

"I believe people should take him very seriously," Pfeiffer told Politico.

A longtime Hillary Clinton ally, David Brock told Politico he thinks it will be Sanders and Joe Biden taking charge. 

“It may have been inevitable that eventually you would have two candidates representing each side of the ideological divide in the party. A lot of smart people I’ve talked to lately think there’s a very good chance those two end up being Biden and Sanders,” Brock told Politico.

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