Sanders tries to get votes in Middle America….
Appearing at a county fairgrounds in Osage, Iowa, Sanders made the case that liberal policies in Republican strongholds are what’s needed to save a slumping farm economy and distressed communities.
“Some people are writing off rural America,” said Sanders, one of the leading contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. He was introduced by several local farmers before taking the stage.
“But I come from one of the most rural and beautiful states in the United States,” the
Sanders is the second candidate, following Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), to get serious about trying to win over traditionally red regions by rolling out comprehensive policy plans that seek to restructure government programs and step up antitrust enforcement.
It comes as farmers’ incomes continue to slide, declining to its lowest point since 2016 this quarter, the Commerce Department said this week. Farmers, meanwhile, continue to be whacked by retaliatory tariffs as a result of President Donald Trump’s global trade war….