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How deep is Bernie Sanders' progressive movement?

How deep is Bernie Sanders' progressive movement?

Dave McTeague has never met Bernie Sanders, but he’s latched onto him with the fervor of a religious acolyte.

McTeague, a self-described "rabble-rouser and Democratic activist," was inspired by the Vermont senator’s presidential campaign to launch his own underdog bid for a congressional seat in Oregon.  

Just like Sanders, McTeague is casting himself as the liberal alternative to a more moderate opponent, and he's even adopted a symbol linked to the senator. After a little bird landed on Sanders’ podium during a speech in Portland, delighting the...

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