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Sanders says he'll oust DNC chairwoman

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>> How are you?>> Bernie Sanders ratcheting up his feud with the DNC and its chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz over the weekend. The Democratic presidential hopeful saying he'd back her opponent in Florida's congressional primary this August. And if he's elected, would remove her as head of the party's national committee.
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Deputy Reuters Elections Editor, Caren Bohan. He's casting Debbie Wasserman Schultz as being aligned with Wall Street. And as being a party establishment figure who's not in line with what he sees as the populist bent of the voters. He says that it's not a retaliation. On the other hand, there has been a lot of tension between Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Bernie Sanders throughout the Democratic primary.
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>> Sanders' campaign has for months criticized Wasserman Schultz and the DNC for stacking the deck in favor of rival Hillary Clinton during the Democrat's nominating process. He's denounced the committee for using super delegates, scheduling debates on Saturday nights, when few people were watching. And holding closed primaries in New York, where registered independents couldn't vote.
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>> Democratic leaders can't be happy with the tone of some of his comments towards Debbie Wasserman Schultz. There are a lot of people in the party establishment who wanna see the party unify behind Hillary Clinton. But they have to be really careful about how hard they push for this.
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Because Sanders still has a lot of voters who are very passionate about him and don't wanna see him give up this fight.>> Last week, the Vermont senator came under fire for not taking a strong enough stance after his supporters, angered over what they called a rigged system.
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Disrupted Nevada's Democratic Convention, which resulted in several threats to that state's party chair.>> You boo me, you're booing Bernie Sanders.>> Sanders who trails Clinton by just under 300 pledge delegates, but is much farther behind when superdelegates are counted. Has insisted he will stay in the race until every state has held its primary.
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>> Thank you so much.