Bernie Sanders New Outreach Chair for Senate Democrats

Jason Hopkins
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Posted: Nov 16, 2016 11:09 AM
Bernie Sanders New Outreach Chair for Senate Democrats

Senate Democrats elected their new leadership Wednesday morning. As expected, Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York will be the new Senate Minority Leader, succeeding Harry Reid. A host of other leadership appointments also took place.

A sign that his influence in the Democratic Party is increasing, Sen. Bernie Sanders was elected as the new Outreach Chair for Senate Democrats. Sanders will lead a committee that will engage in dialogue with “leaders across the country” in an effort to promote their caucus’ agenda.

Update: Despite accepting this new leadership post, Sanders (I-VT) is still declining to identify as a Democrat.