Campaigns Bernie Run as a Democrat Draft Sanders for President Group to Meet in Iowa City
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 20:11

Draft Sanders for President Group to Meet in Iowa City

Written by  William Petroski | The Des Moines Register
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont (Photo: Special to the Des Moines Register)

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont politician who is a self-described democratic socialist, is the focus of a draft for president committee in Johnson County. A press release from the group says it wants him to run for president as a Democrat in the 2016 Iowa caucuses.

The steering committee members include Karen Kubby, Jeff Cox, Wally Plahutnik, Doug Baynton, Caroline Dieterle, Paul Street, and Duncan Stewart. The group plans an organizing meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Iowa City Public Library.

Conor Boylan and Steve Cobble of the Progressive Democrats of America are scheduled to speak at the meeting to discuss efforts to build a national campaign to persuade Sanders to run.

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