Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Bernie Sanders says he's the Democrat best-equipped to defeat Donald Trump in November. But Florida Democrats insist hes the worst-equipped after Sanders' refusal Sunday night to thoroughly condemn the Cuban revolution. His comments on 60 Minutes sent shock waves through the nation's biggest battleground state, where Democratic members of Congress, state legislators and party leaders warned that his nomination "- and Sanders' self-described "Democratic socialism" "- will cost them the biggest battleground state of them all.
"Donald Trump wins Florida if Bernie is our nominee," said state Rep. Javier Fernandez, a Democratic candidate in a majority-Hispanic state Senate district. "If Bernie Sanders is atop the ticket, it's going to make it tougher for all of us to win in Florida," said Fernandez, who has endorsed Sanders' rival Joe Biden. "No one really sees Sanders winning Florida and I don't think his campaign does either."
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