O'Neill's letter, not surprisingly, is filled with wild lies. The truth is, Sanders has been one of the most outspoken advocates for this nation's veterans. For instance, he led the long and lonely fight to force the U.S. government to address Gulf War Syndrome, instead of trying to sweep it under the rug. He has also fought tooth and nail against Republican efforts to slash veterans health care funding.
Sanders biggest challenge will be fundraising (though he is holding his own, thanks to the grassroots). Tarrant has said he will spend up to $5 million of his own money in an effort to buy the race - money that will clearly be needed for him to hide his troublesome business record, and flip-flopping on key issues. Sanders, meanwhile, refuses to take corporate PAC money. It will be up to the grassroots to support his candidacy, beat back the fringe right-wing assault and put one of the true progressive champions in the Senate.
Swift Boat Vets now slandering Sanders
Sanders record of success as a progressive champion
Tarrant flip-flopping on key issues
Tarrant's latest business scandal
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