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'Maybe a Bernie-Warren ticket?': 13 activists weigh in on the 2020 primary at the biggest gathering of progressives in the country

Summer Stinson (right), Washington state public education advocate: "I'm a huge Warren fan ... I was supporting Bernie last time, but I'm supporting Warren and her 'plan for that' this time."

Summer Stinson (right), Washington state public education advocate: "I'm a huge Warren fan ... I was supporting Bernie last time, but I'm supporting Warren and her 'plan for that' this time."

Chris Petzold, a Washington state Indivisible chapter founder said, "I'm here for Kamala Harris or Elizabeth Warren ... I really want to see a woman in the White House next, I think it's beyond time."

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Dave Manson, executive director of the Idaho Falls Community Food Basket, wants a candidate who'll fight poverty.

Dave Manson, executive director of the Idaho Falls Community Food Basket, wants a candidate who'll fight poverty.

He was a Sanders supporter in 2016, but he's undecided now and probably won't vote for Sanders: "I like the energy, youth, focus, and passion of some of the other candidates."

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Stan Shapiro, left, co-founder of Philadelphia Neighborhood Networks, and Bo Dirnbach, a retired schoolteacher, both support Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Stan Shapiro, left, co-founder of Philadelphia Neighborhood Networks, and Bo Dirnbach, a retired schoolteacher, both support Sen. Bernie Sanders.

"There are other candidates who are approaching [Sanders'] level of progressivity, especially Elizabeth Warren," Shapiro said.

Dirnbach, added, "Maybe a Bernie-Warren ticket with Tulsi Gabbard as secretary of defense?"

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Kelly Thome is a retired molecular biologist from Massachusetts.

Kelly Thome is a retired molecular biologist from Massachusetts.

"I can't stand Bernie," she said. "I can't stand him at all. He showed his true colors here in 2015 when he spoke over a group of black women who wanted to speak and that turned me off on him forever ... Warren is my senator, and I adore her."

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David Reid, businessman from Manchester, NH, said Sanders' "time has passed," but he is excited about Warren, Sen. Cory Booker, and Sen. Kamala Harris — and he "still hasn't ruled out Biden."

David Reid, businessman from Manchester, NH, said Sanders' "time has passed," but he is excited about Warren, Sen. Cory Booker, and Sen. Kamala Harris — and he "still hasn't ruled out Biden."
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Gerry Hoffman, a professor of chemistry at Edinboro University, ran for and was elected to serve his local Democratic party of Erie County.

Gerry Hoffman, a professor of chemistry at Edinboro University, ran for and was elected to serve his local Democratic party of Erie County.

"I'm a very indecisive person ... It's such a fraught decision that I'll waffle until right before I have to decide," he said of the 2020 Democratic primary.

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Anita Sarah Jackson, a Netroots board member who works for Moms Rising in the Bay Area said the 2020 candidates who didn't attend the conference missed out on a key opportunity.

Anita Sarah Jackson, a Netroots board member who works for Moms Rising in the Bay Area said the 2020 candidates who didn't attend the conference missed out on a key opportunity.

"The candidates who weren't here still have an opportunity to talk to the grassroots, but this is really such a special space," she said.

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Miranda Marquit, chair of county Democrats in Idaho Falls, ID, voted for Sanders in the 2016 primary.

Miranda Marquit, chair of county Democrats in Idaho Falls, ID, voted for Sanders in the 2016 primary.

"My top issues have a lot to do with creating a more just economy," she said, naming income inequality, addressing generational poverty, healthcare, and climate change.

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Stephanie Singer is a data scientist from Portland, Oregon.

Stephanie Singer is a data scientist from Portland, Oregon.

"What I think is much more important is the work that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is doing in Congress and the work the Justice Democrats are doing to recruit more candidates like her all over the country ... you gotta force the leaders to do what needs to be done," she said.

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