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Sanders retracts endorsement in US House race after backlash

11 monthes ago   |   By Star Tribune

Bernie Sanders retracted his endorsement for online news personality Cenk Uygur in a California congressional race on Friday after coming under fire from supporters for backing someone who had made demeaning and controversial comments about women, Muslims and African Americans.
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Why Bernie Sanders Walked Back His Endorsement of Cenk Uygur

11 monthes ago   |   By Time

It's been a messy day for Senator Bernie Sanders. When Sanders, one of the frontrunners in the 2020 elections, endorsed Cenk Uygur, a controversial congressional candidate in California with a long history of making problematic statements about women and other minority groups on Thursday, the move sparked immediate criticism from Democrats. By Friday afternoon, less than 24 hours after Uygur first tweeted about the endorsement, Sanders withdrew his support.
“Cenk has been a longtime fighter against the corrupt forces in our politics,” Sanders said in his statement of withdrawal on Friday...
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Bernie Sanders's backing of controversial candidate prompts rare rebuke from liberals

11 monthes ago   |   By The Washington Post

Bernie Sanders has endorsed Cenk Uygur, who has made demeaning comments about women, spurring a harsh reaction from some activists and liberals.
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Bernie Sanders endorsed a congressional candidate who once regularly used the N-word and repeatedly made crude comments about women

Bernie Sanders endorsed a congressional candidate who once regularly used the N-word and repeatedly made crude comments about women

11 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Bernie Sanders endorsed California congressional candidate Cenk Uygur who has been found to use the N-word and make crude comments about women.
Sanders called Uygur, who in a blog post in 1999 wrote that "the genes of women are flawed," has been "one of the outstanding progressive journos in our country".
Uygur has distanced himself from some of the comments he's made, adding that it no longer reflects his views.
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