Bernie Sanders Revolution Continues, Almost 7,000 Sign Up To Run For Office

Justin Streight - Author

Jun. 18 2016, Updated 1:02 a.m. ET

Bernie Sanders asked his supporters to run for local office or volunteer to help in local campaigns, and they responded. The Sanders campaign reports that roughly 6,700 have expressed interest in running at the local level, another 4,000 or so say they want to volunteer.

Some commentators expected Sanders to concede the race to Hillary Clinton in his Internet rally on Thursday. He didn’t. In fact, the senator from Vermont had a few criticisms of the Democratic party and made almost no mention of Clinton at all. Instead, Sanders kept to the same message he had throughout his campaign about fighting for working class Americans through progressive reforms, but he also added a new call to action – for supporters to start their own campaigns.

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