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Opinion | What Biden can learn from Clinton and Sanders

Opinion | What Biden can learn from Clinton and Sanders

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

April 15, 2020

The last presidential election demonstrated that simply saying “I’m not as bad as Trump” won’t suffice. Wake up, Joe — it’s time to do some work.

Opinion | This guy wants to give you money

Opinion | This guy wants to give you money

By Ethan Tessler, For The Pitt News

February 5, 2020

Andrew Yang is running for president — and you need to vote for him.

Editorial: Iowa failure shows a lack of concern for voters

Carl Voss, chair of Des Moines' 55th precinct, displays the phone app he used to view Iowa caucus results, at the Iowa Democratic Party headquarters, Feb. 4, in Des Moines, Iowa.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 5, 2020

The app should have had more rigorous stress testing done on it before its use, as this debacle communicates a lack of concern for Iowan voters on behalf of the state Democratic Party.

Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar packs Stack’d

Presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., spoke to a full crowd in Stack’d on Wednesday night at an event hosted by Pitt College Democrats.

By Rachel Romac, For The Pitt News

September 19, 2019

Sen. Amy Klobuchar entered Stack’d Burgers and Beer with a strong smile and wave, to chants of “Amy! Amy! Amy!” from the bar area and the sidewalk next to the restaurant.

Elizabeth Warren “100% behind” Pitt grad student union

Sen. Elizabeth Warren visited Alumni Hall in October 2016 to rally for Katie McGinty for Senate and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

April 9, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., encouraged the union hopefuls in a short video posted to social media Tuesday.

Sanders will hold Sunday rally in Schenley Plaza

Sen. Bernie Sanders held a rally inside the Fitzgerald Field House before the 2016 Pennsylvania primary.

By Brian Gentry and Emily Wolfe

April 8, 2019

The already-crowded race for the 2020 Democratic primary is about to get its first Pitt stop with a visit from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who will hold a rally this Sunday in Oakland.

Opinion | Don’t discount Mayor Pete

Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has thrown his hat in the race for the 2020 presidential election.

By Devi Ruia, Staff Columnist

April 2, 2019

Despite his youth, Buttigieg has an impressive resumé and shouldn’t be discounted in the 2020 race.

Editorial: Stop calling Beto O’Rourke a progressive candidate

Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) during a debate with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at McFarlin Auditorium at Southern Methodist University in Dallas on Sept. 21, 2018.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 19, 2019

While O’Rourke quickly rose in fame and favor following his failed Senate bid, his past voting record as a member of the House of Representatives doesn’t match the progressive image he currently projects.

Editorial: Sanders isn’t the answer for 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., announced Tuesday he would join a growing field of Democratic candidates in a bid for the presidency in 2020.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 21, 2019

Many Democratic contenders are running on platforms that were heavily influenced by the ideas Sanders supported in 2016. He should allow them to do so and act as their mentor, instead of insisting on carrying on his own legacy.

Opinion | Gillibrand’s ‘Women-Plus’ campaign is exactly what we need right now

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention on July 25, 2016, in Philadelphia.

By Devi Ruia, For The Pitt News

February 21, 2019

Her "Women-Plus" campaign could prove to be the perfect strategy for her, and one that the American people need to witness — regardless of whether or not she gets the nomination.

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