Disheveled socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has bumbled around the country touting his unfunded communist dreams that would make Lenin blush, and one DEMOCRAT has had enough and is challenging Bernie for his Senate seat.
Fox News reports:
Bernie Sanders’ enduring popularity across Vermont for decades has scared off political challengers, but the Independent senator is facing competition in his 2018 re-election bid from a Democrat who thinks his “Robin Hood shtick” must end.
“It’s shamefully arrogant when you’re more interested in being a celebrity than honoring your progressive agenda,” challenger Jon Svitavsky told Fox News. “This wonderful, political ‘I am Robin Hood shtick’ can only last for so long.”
The longshot bid comes from a first-time candidate even more anti-establishment than the democratic socialist incumbent and, in his words, “far more liberal.”
An advocate for the homeless who claims to have some name recognition in the state, Svitavsky not only questions the sitting senator’s commitment to Vermont voters but argues he used and undermined the Democratic Party for his 2016 presidential bid.
Svitavsky contends Sanders joined Democrats to seek their nomination, then damaged front-runner Hillary Clinton enough to give then-candidate Donald Trump the edge in the general election — only to once again become an Independent.
He also suggests an FBI investigation into a commercial real estate loan orchestrated by the senator’s wife, Jane Sanders, has left Sanders vulnerable.
. . . . The self-described democratic socialist also has more than $3.8 million cash on hand in Senate accounts, according to OpenSecrets.org, which only adds to Svitavsky’s complications.
Svitavsky hopes to win the state’s Democratic primary and challenge Sanders in the general election.
In an interview Tuesday, he sounded undeterred by Sanders’ popularity and war chest, saying that his decades-long efforts in opening homeless shelters across the state has given him standing among voters.
“I think that resonates,” he said. “And I’m not unknown here. People might say I don’t have political experience but not that I’m insincere. … I’m far more liberal than Bernie, far more committed to making things happen.”