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Sanders hits campaign trail in NY to rally for House hopeful

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders lent his populist star power Friday to a fellow liberal champion, calling Zepyhr Teachout's run for a hotly contested upstate New York House seat one of the most important congressional races in the country.

Democrat Teachout is running against Republican John Faso for a seat Democrats see as a prime pick-up opportunity. The independent Vermont senator told hundreds of ralliers at a park in the Hudson Valley college town of New Paltz that America needs to elect a grassroots-oriented leader who can fight against the entrenched power of moneyed interests.

"You will have a leader in Congress at a time when we are in desperate need of bold...