Top Sanders consultants leave 2020 campaign

Top Sanders consultants leave 2020 campaign
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Three veteran consultants who played a crucial role in shaping Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersNYT editorial board endorses Warren, Klobuchar for Democratic nomination for president Trump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Biden breaks away from 2020 pack in South Carolina MORE's (I-Vt.) 2016 presidential campaign will not be part of the senator’s 2020 operation.

The departures of Mark Longabaugh, Julian Mulvey and Tad Devine, who run the consulting firm Devine Mulvey Longabaugh (DML), were first reported in a tweet by The New York Times reporter Jonathan Martin on Tuesday.

A spokesman for Sanders confirmed the exits to The Hill.

Sanders’s campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, said in a statement that “the campaign appreciates all the good work DML had done and wishes them well.”

Devine, Mulvey and Longabaugh were widely considered the driving forces behind Sanders’s media strategy during his insurgent bid for the White House in 2016.