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Tue Apr 30, 2019, 12:40 PM

 

The Democratic Socialists of America Go Further in for Bernie, Hiring Campaign Manager to Help

The national organization wants someone to run an independent expenditure arm in support of his candidacy.

Upping its involvement in the 2020 primary, the Democratic Socialists of America are bringing on board a campaign manager to help run political operations in support of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

The group has posted a job listing, obtained by The Daily Beast, for an individual to run an independent expenditure arm on behalf of the Vermont Independent Democratic Socialist. The hire would “report to the Organizing Director and work closely with other staff to develop and strengthen Democratic Socialists of America’s campaign work to elect Bernie Sanders President,” the listing reads.

Known historically as a left-wing institution on the outer edges of the ideological spectrum, DSA has become a more potent political force as its ranks have grown. The organization now boasts more than 56,000 members, and its creation of a Sanders-specific political post reflects its increasing comfort in wading into national elections. The campaign manager, according to the listing, is expected to visit chapters an average of one week per month, oversee organizational efforts alongside the Bernie 2020 committee and manage at least one campaign organizer.

DSA has already endorsed Sanders’ campaign despite some pushback from some members due to the senator’s prior comments on reparations, which he refused to explicitly endorse. An IE arm would not be legally allowed to coordinate with the senator’s team. But it would allow DSA to spend additional resources that it could not do through its political action committee, which can only place $5,000 behind a federal candidate. According to an internal document sent to chapter leaders explaining their decision, the low limit combined with the desire to move the group’s agenda in more aggressive ways is why the organization went this route.


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Response to WeekiWater (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 01:23 PM

1. I only

 

support true members of the Democratic Party.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 01:42 PM

3. I don't care what moniker an activist uses

 

as long as that individuals goals are the same as mine.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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Response to WeekiWater (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 01:33 PM

2. I'm willing to give them some very detailed, very explicit advice

 

about exactly what they can do with their expenditure arm.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Response to crazytown (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 01:59 PM

5. I wonder if it bends backward that far.

 

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Response to George II (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 02:21 PM

6. I thinking more along the lines of oral gymnastics

 

but ok, they are the most spine free political contortionists, anything’s possible.
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Response to WeekiWater (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 01:57 PM

4. Wouldn't that be equivalent to a PAC?

 

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