Sen. Bernie Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, continues to rise in the polls and is now considered the front-runner in the race for the Democratic nomination.
Across the country, the Democratic establishment is concerned and resistance to Sanders is building up.
Joe Biden, the former Vice President, was originally considered the front-runner and the candidate to beat.
But Sanders did well in Iowa and New Hampshire and has overtaken the top spot.
Many believe if Sanders is the Democratic nominee for president, he will lose to President Trump in a general election.
From Fox News:
Moderate lawmakers sounded the alarm bells Thursday, Fox News’ Chad Pergram and Marisa Schultz reported from Capitol Hill.
“It’s bad,” one freshman Democrat from a swing district said. “We are having conversations about how to deal with this.”
“If [Sanders] is the nominee, we lose,” another Democrat told Fox News.
Two other vulnerable Democrats said a Sanders nomination would almost certainly cede their states to President Trump and could hurt their down-ballot races for the House and Senate.
The stock of the independent senator who’s making his second straight Democratic presidential nomination run has risen this month, thanks to a strong finish in Iowa where he and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg both claimed victory, and also thanks to his win in Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire.
Sanders has also grabbed the lead over former front-runner Joe Biden in four of the last five national polls as the former vice president slides following disappointing performances in both Iowa and New Hampshire.
And Sanders is the clear leader in the fundraising fight for campaign cash.