Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders talks with Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe owner Mary Nishimuta on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Frankfort, Ky.
Republican State Treasurer Ron Estes defeated Democratic civil rights attorney and Sanders-backed candidate James Thompson by 7 points, which was a much closer race than in November, where Trump received 60 percent of the vote and Pompeo defeated his Democratic challenger by 31 points.
"No, I'm an Independent", Sanders responded.
The DNC's unity tour this week, headlined jointly by party Chairman Tom Perez and Vermont Sen.
Hayes followed up by asking Perez, sitting next to Sanders, if he agreed with the Vermont senator's approach. "I'm going to be working 24/7", Sanders bellowed.
"We need a bottom-up party, a grassroots party which is prepared to stand up to the big money interests, which have so much influence over the political and economic development of our country'" Sanders continued. Mitch McConnell in 2014 when she released a TV ad showing her holding a shotgun at a shooting range in an attempt to combat McConnell's image of her as an out-of-touch liberal politician. When she mentioned Perez, the room changed.
During an hour-long speech, he spoke about raising the minimum wage, revamping the campaign finance system where "billionaires are trying to buy elections", and revamping the criminal justice system he said disproportionally represents minorities. "They are Republican lite".
"The Democrats need a serious wake-up call", Ingoglia said.
New Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez picked up where his profanity-laced tirade left off last month at the DNC's "Come Together Fight Back" tour in Portland, Maine Monday.
"This is part of our effort to revitalize the Democratic Party, to turn it into a grass-roots party - to tell people that Donald Trump's agenda is not what he promised them", Sanders said in the Post interview.
He said his road trip this week with Perez was not about sending a message of unity but rather about focusing attention on the issues and encouraging voter participation.
Florida falls into the latter category of the DNC's ambitions since it went red for President Donald Trump past year after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. "And say, 'Do you really believe in who voted for Trump, who voted for Donald Trump, do you really believe in that America needs tax breaks for millionaires?" "It's an investment. If people are getting health care, it's an investment".
Most Kentucky Democrats have tried to distance themselves from the Affordable Care Act, mostly because of its association with former President Barack Obama.