But perhaps the biggest draws at the "Unite for America" rally were Vermont senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and NY congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who both endorsed Thompson in his second bid for Congress. Ocasio-Cortez recalled how, in 1861, Kansas chose to be a free state, rather than a slave state.
"They think they're leaders of a movement, and they are leaders of a movement", the consultant said of Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez.
Sanders won the Kansas Democratic presidential caucus over Clinton with almost twice the number of votes.
Progressive darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made an unfortunate gaffe Friday night while campaigning for fellow Democrat in Kansas.
"When we fight fearlessly for working class Americans, we can change our country for the better", Ocasio-Cortez said in a series of tweets this week about her visit to Kansas. He said Democrats tend to be split between liberals and moderates, with some union members and supporters holding conservative views on social issues.
In 2016, Yoder won the House vote in his district by 11 points, however, Hillary Clinton won the district by a single point. "If someone would describe the 3rd District, I would say center right".
Leading candidates in the Democratic primary for governor have said their party must rebuild its brand in rural, heavily GOP areas.
Socialism as a political force has never had an easy time in the United States, a country that mythologizes the go-it-alone entrepreneur and the iconoclastic loner.
In 2016, Clinton narrowly won in this urban and suburban district whose neighborhoods are out of keeping with the agriculturally rich prairies that make up much of that state.
Yet Sanders and his brand of liberalism have proved popular. "We have a lot of independent-minded voters who are willing to vote Democrat or Republican". Party leaders and officeholders like Nancy Pelosi and Tammy Duckworth have stated that democratic socialism is not the future of the Democratic Party, and op-ed after op-ed claims that progressivism will only hurt Democrats in the swing districts they need to win to flip the House. He won more than two-thirds of the votes in the state's 2016 presidential caucuses, surpassing Barack Obama's 2008 vote total.
But Sanders remained hopeful about Democrats' prospects in GOP-held states, contingent on their ability mobilize disaffected voters. "And the reason that she won is she ran on ideas that were relevant to the working people in her district", Sanders said. "There are so many people not involved".
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1.7 million displaced Syrians to return to their country soon
Israel insists that Tehran's presence in Syria has turned into an unbearable "rope around its neck". Lavrentiev had visited Jerusalem a week before arriving in Tehran.
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The group, which operates in opposition-held areas, is often targeted in Syrian government attacks on its members and facilities. Russia's Interfax news agency, citing the Russian military, confirmed the same number have been taken by bus to the Idlib zone.