Democratic Primary News

Bernie Sanders is running. Amy Klobuchar shies away from free college and health care.

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders makes a speech in Phoenix, Arizona, July 18, 2015
Vermont senator Bernie Sanders makes a speech in Phoenix, Arizona, July 18, 2015 (Gage Skidmore)
  • Bernie Sanders has made it official and is running for the Democratic nomination a second time.
  • New Jersey governor Phil Murphy has endorsed Cory Booker, the junior senator from his state.
  • Tim Walz, the governor of Minnesota, has endorsed his state’s Amy Klobuchar.
  • Kamala Harris has won the endorsement of Governor Gavin Newsom and a slew of California state legislators.
  • Klobuchar is not endorsing Medicare-for-all and free college education, positioning herself as a “straight-talking moderate“.

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  • Peter Beinart on Sanders’ anti-exceptionalist foreign policy.
  • Josh Putnam on the difficulties in Harris locking down California.
  • Axios on Republicans grabbing socialism as a 2020 lifeline.
  • NBC on Sanders’ two challenges: competing in a crowded left-wing field and convincing rank-and-file Democrats to support an independent.