Bernie Sanders’ endorsement: Blessing or curse for Welder in congressional race?


A week after U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders brought his political rock show to Kansas, Democratic congressional candidate Brent Welder is still awash in the afterglow of the support he’s receiving from the progressive icon.

Less than a week after Sanders and Democratic phenom Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came to Kansas City, Kan., to campaign for Welder in the 3rd District race, the candidate’s Twitter feed was laced with postings celebrating the event.

Then on Thursday night, the Welder campaign sent out an email, proudly announcing that it had raised about $110,000 since Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez came . . .


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