Bernie Sanders' Opposition to Trade Agreements Offers Strong Policy Advantage Over Hillary Clinton

    Bernie Sanders is connecting with voters by campaigning on relevant issues such as economic inequality. (Paul Beaty / AP)

Bernie Sanders’ upset win in Michigan has re-energized his campaign. Now, he is working on taking the Ohio primary on Tuesday and clearing a path to the Democratic nomination.

According to The New York Times, Sanders plans to use Hillary Clinton’s stance on trade as ammunition to win over more voters.

“We are heading to the Midwest. We are going to Ohio. We are going to Illinois, going to Missouri, drop into North Carolina,” Mr. Sanders said. “These states in the Midwest are going to respond to us and our message in the same way Michigan workers did, and that is, ‘We need an economy that works for all of us and not just the 1 percent. We need a trade policy that creates jobs in America, not in China or in Mexico.’ “

“I think the future now bodes well for us because we are moving out of the Deep South, where we have not done well,” he continued.

Advisers to Mr. Sanders said they had increased television advertising spending significantly in Ohio, broadcasting a new commercial criticizing free trade as well as ads about Wall Street, jobs, Social Security and other themes. They were also sending key staff members to the state, and weighing last-minute visits by the candidate to parts of Ohio that Democratic candidates typically ignore, while relying on prominent supporters like former State Senator Nina Turner to help turn out voters in cities like Cleveland.

Read more about Sanders’ strategy.

—Posted by Eric Ortiz

Now you can personalize your Truthdig experience. To bookmark your favorite articles, please create a user profile.

Personalize your Truthdig experience. Choose authors to follow, bookmark your favorite articles and more.
Your Truthdig, your way. Access your favorite authors, articles and more.

A password will be e-mailed to you.

Statements and opinions expressed in articles and comments are those of the authors, not Truthdig. Truthdig takes no responsibility for such statements or opinions.