Top Senate Dem: Sanders 'off to a solid start' in 2020 race

Top Senate Dem: Sanders 'off to a solid start' in 2020 race
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Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinElection security bills face GOP buzzsaw Election security bills face GOP buzzsaw The Hill's Morning Report - Trump and House Democrats resume battle MORE (D-Ill.), the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate, said in a Politico story published Sunday that Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersButtigieg on Biden's Iraq War vote: 'that vote was a mistake' Buttigieg on Biden's Iraq War vote: 'that vote was a mistake' The generational divide of Joe Biden and the Democratic Party MORE (I-Vt.) is "off to a solid start" with his presidential campaign.

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“There was a question in my mind of whether he could get back up on the bicycle after four years. But he’s off to a solid start,” Durbin said. 

“I know Bernie, I’ve worked with Bernie, I understand him," he continued. "People have images of him which may be different than mine. But if you’re asking me about Bernie Sanders vs. Donald Trump? No problem.”