By BRIAN SLODYSKO and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press
Bernie Sanders is in talks with the Democratic National Committee to headline the first of two party fundraisers, where he will likely court the same big-dollar donors that he has repeatedly railed against. A DNC official confirmed the conversations on Wednesday. They come as Sanders’ relationship with the party’s establishment takes on greater importance following a victory in Tuesday’s New Hampshire presidential primary and an essential tie for first place last week in Iowa. Raising money for the party will be an especially urgent task in 2020. Whoever wins the primary will inherit a party that has been vastly outraised by President Donald Trump’s reelection effort.
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