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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I Vt.) and buy canada goose jacket Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, the Democratic nominee for a House seat from New York,came to the Great Plainslast Friday and Saturday to seize those opportunities.

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It’s a paramount concern in this swing district, where President Donald Trump is reviled Democratic polling puts his approval rating at around 35 percent. Yoder is the Republican who represents this well off congressional district, where 90 percent of the population has health insurance coverage and the median income is high enough to place in the top 20 percent of all congressional seats nationally. Yoder is considered vulnerable, and the DCCC made the district one of its first targets this cycle.

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“For 26 years, I’ve taught everything from the American Revolution to the civil rights movement,” Niermann says in his first television ad. “I’ve never imagined I’d have to teach my kids how to react if someone busted through the door with an assault rifle.”

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Canada Goose Parka There’s one problem: The 3rd District isn’t full of Obama Trump voters. It’s full of their political opposite, voters who backed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in 2012 and then supported Democrat Hillary Clinton four years later. Romney had won the district by 10 percentage points,then Clinton won by a single point four years later. Canada Goose Parka

buy canada goose jacket cheap Welder’s campaign didn’t respond to interview requests. His first television ad emphasizes his work for the Obama campaign, complete with a “Yes, we Kansas” slogan. He has endorsed Medicare for all, sworn off corporate donations and backed a $15 minimum wage. buy canada goose jacket cheap

Today we released our first tv ad, “Yes We Kansas!” It highlights my work for Obama, support for Medicare for All, assault weapons ban, lifelong dedication to fighting the corrupting influence of corporate money in our elections.

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Canada Goose online “I’m looking for somebody to fix what Brownback destroyed,” said Liz Pfau, a customer service representative from Roeland Park, Kansas, describing Niermann’s pitch almost exactly. “It frightens me to death that I can go to a college campus and the person next to me could be holding an assault rifle.” Canada Goose online.

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