...Following Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, some of the most vulnerable House Democrats are expressing significant unease at the prospect of sharing a national ticket with an avowed democratic socialist.
..."I think it would have some significant down-ballot effects, and what I tell everybody is he may well win the popular vote," freshman Democratic Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota told CNN's Manu Raju on Thursday. "In fact, I wouldn't doubt that. But the five or six states that are going to matter in the Electoral College makes it a real question mark in maintaining the House of Representatives. There are probably 25-30 seats that absolutely would be impacted directly by having a self-avowed socialist at the top of the ticket. And I say that ... you know ... he's not a Democrat, you know, and that's something that I wish was better understood."
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