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Primary odd couple pushes to unite Democratic party

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It seemed like a surprising party of two. There was Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton‘s top campaign aide, known for his calm temperament and fiercely disciplined ways, and Jeff Weaver, a combative political fighter often called Bernie Sanders‘ alter ego, sharing a Friday night dinner at The Farmhouse Tap & Grill in Burlington, Vermont. But over the long months of a frequently contentious primary, the two rival Democratic campaign managers struck up an unusually friendly relationship, founded on exhaustion, goofy jokes…

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Mitch Perry Report for 4.20.16 – Bernie’s chances may have just faded away, but how does Clinton handle him going forward?

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It was on May 8, 2008, after the returns from Democratic primary results from North Carolina and Indiana had come in, when the late Tim Russert told viewers that the intense battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton was over. “We now know who the Democratic nominee’s going to be, and no one’s going to dispute it,” he said on MSNBC shortly after midnight Eastern time. “Those closest to her will give her a hardheaded analysis, and if they lay…

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Mitch Perry Report for 3.29.16 – Bernie Sanders camp says Hillary Clinton a “weak front-runner”

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The Democratic race for president is already pretty well decided, right? Hillary Clinton is at least 250 pledged delegates ahead of Bernie Sanders in the race for the nomination, and is up by more than 400 super delegates.  That’s with 32 states having participated to date. The Sanders camp, though, is feeling very optimistic at the moment, as conveyed in a conference call conducted on Monday afternoon with campaign manager Jeff Weaver, senior adviser Tad Devine and pollster Ben Tulchin. “I believe,…

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In Tampa, the Bernie Sanders campaign asks Florida supporters to help the effort in South Carolina

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The Bernie Sanders candidacy has been built to be fueled by momentum. In September, top campaign strategists Jeff Weaver and Ted Devine admitted that the Vermont independent Senator probably must win Iowa or New Hampshire to have any chance at knocking off Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president. What happens after that? Well, then it’s on to South Carolina, a place where the Sanders campaign acknowledges they face a formidable deficit in the polls against the former first lady and secretary of…

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