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Obama could face primary challenge from own party

July 28, 2011 by  

Obama may be challenged in the primaries.Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is calling for a Democrat to challenge President Barack Obama in a primary election, according to Fox News. Sanders told radio talk show host Thom Hartmann that the President has been able to move too far to the right because no Democrat has stood up to him, reports the news source.

Sanders’ claims indicate a growing concern of Democrats. Some liberals are concerned that Obama is too willing to appease Republicans in debt negotiations, even at the expense of cutting programs such as Social Security, according to the media outlet.

According The Hill, Sanders stated his belief that if unchallenged, the President will continue to drift toward right-wing positions. “I think it would do this country a good deal of service if people started thinking about candidates out there to begin contrasting what is a progressive agenda as opposed to what Obama is doing,” Sanders told Hartmann, according to the news source.

Although Sanders has not volunteered himself as a challenger, he said he would encourage someone else to run, according to Fox News. As of yet, no Democrats have stepped up to take on the incumbent President, although former Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) has been considered by some as a possible candidate, reports The Hill. However, Feingold’s spokesmen have said that he supports the re-election of Obama.

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