Democracy for America's Chief Executive Officer Yvette Simpson issued the following statement following Sanders' announcement:
"In 2016, Senator Bernie Sanders rewrote the playbook of presidential politics and inspired a nationwide,…
With Sanders considering a second bid and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who built her political career railing against big corporations, already in the race, any perceived closeness to Wall Street will likely be seized upon in a crowded field of candidates looking to differentiate themselves from one another.
"It's going to matter, and it's going to be an issue," said Neil Sroka, spokesman for the progressive group Democracy for America. "In the minds of Democratic activists, the big problem in American politics today is the power that millionaires, billionaires and the wealthy, powerful industries have over our politics. That's where willingness to confront powerful interests is going to be an important point of differentiation."