Sanders felt compelled to run against Clinton: book
Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) felt compelled to run against Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House accuses Biden of pushing ‘conspiracy theories’ with Trump election claim Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton qualifies to run for county commissioner in Florida MORE in last year’s Democratic presidential primaries, according to a new book released Tuesday.
“Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,” by The Hill’s Amie Parnes and Sidewire’s Jonathan Allen, details how Sanders disliked Clinton’s way of campaigning, which drove him to enter the race.
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“His feelings about her, which were less than positive, revolved around policy differences and revolved around her allegiance to an old form of campaigning relying on big money and the people who raise it for you,” a source close to Sanders told Parnes and Allen.
“This kind of campaigning, of going to rich people and asking them for money and modulating your policies in a way that didn’t inspire people, that was a losing formula. In terms of him not liking stuff about her, that’s what he disliked the most.”
Sanders, who launched his campaign about a month after Clinton in early 2015, “couldn’t stand the idea of Hillary pulling the country back into the Clinton White House years,” the authors said.
Sanders was initially expected to be little competition, but he nearly defeated Clinton, winning 22 states and 43 percent of the primary and caucus vote before dropping out of the race and endorsing Clinton.