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Sanders bristles at single-issue-candidate claims

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Bernie Sanders pushed back against Hillary Clinton’s characterization of him as a “single-issue” candidate, arguing that Wall Street is one of more than a dozen issues he brings up on the presidential campaign trail.

“If she happened to come to one of my rallies — she hasn’t yet, but I welcome her — she would hear me speaking for about an hour and a half, hour fifteen, and we would cover 15 or 20 separate issues. I’m not sure where she comes up with this single issue,” Sanders said during an MSNBC town hall event in Nevada. 

{mosads}”But do I believe that there has to be a major focus on the economy when the middle class is disappearing? Yeah, I am going to focus on that,” he said. 

Sanders was speaking just two days before state’s Democratic caucuses in Nevada. While Clinton boasted significant polling leads in the run-up to the contest, a CNN/ORC poll this week showed the candidates in a virtual tie. 

When moderators pressed Sanders on whether his belief that opposition to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision shows that he is a single-issue candidate, he pushed back and argued that Clinton is basing her argument on his focus on Wall Street. The 2010 Citizens United case authorized unlimited campaign spending.

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