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General News    H3'ed 1/10/20

Top Iowa Democrat, Former Julian Deputy Campaign Mgr, Endorses Bernie: "handouts for corporations, endless wars," etc.

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Derek Eadon, ex-chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party, handed the Vermont senator a prominent Iowa endorsement. This 36-year-old veteran of Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns doesn't fit the typical profile, but a multiyear bout with trigeminal neuralgia, a rare nerve disease that causes acute facial pain, has ruined his finances and reshaped his politics. “Something that Bernie has that other candidates don’t is he has that background and that consistency,” Eadon said. “He is not just saying ‘Medicare for All’ or ‘no corporate money'~he’s been there all along.”

“It really pisses me off when people say, ‘We can’t do Medicare for All.’ We see handouts for corporations, endless wars, nepotism and corruption all over the place, and we can’t expand one of the most successful government programs to provide health care.”

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