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Bernie Sanders to Scale Back Travel, Number of Events in Wake of Heart Attack

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said hes planning to scale back the amount of travel and number of events as he campaigns for the Democratic presidential nomination in the wake of suffering a heart attack.

“We were doing, in some cases, five or six meetings a day, three or four rallies and town meetings, and meeting with groups of people, I dont think Im going to do that,” Sanders told reporters on Oct. 8 after visiting his cardiologist.

“But I certainly intend to be actively campaigning. I think were going to change the nature of the campaign a bit, make sure I have the strength for what I have to do.”

Sanders said by changing the nature of the campaign he meant “probably not doing four rallies a day.” The senator has said hell be at the Oct. 15 Democratic presidential debate in Ohio.

Asked whether voters should be concerned about his heart attack, Sanders suggested they should not be.

“Everything that happens every day weighs on how people feel about you,” he said. “My own view is, and I think its the voters view, you look at the totality of who a candidate is, you look at what that candidates stand for, the history of that candidate.”

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Sanders said that hes “overwhelmed not only by the greed of the corporate elite but by the corruption that is out there” and “extremely motivated in this fight.”

He acknowledged being “dumb” for campaigning so hard even as he displayed worrying symptoms.

“In the last month or two, just was more fatigued than I usually have been. And I should have listened to those symptoms,” he said.

Sanders staffers have also given no indication that Sanders would exit the race.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) departs Burlington International Airport after disembarking from a plane in South Burlington, Vt., on Oct. 5, 2019. (Steven Senne/AP Photo)

“Were going to look at everything—the whole campaign in its totality—and make adjustments where necessary,” national campaign co-chair Nina Turner told The Washington Post.

“But make no mistake: Sen. Bernie Sanders is as committed—more so, even more now than he always has been, if thats even possible.”

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