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Vt. Sen. Bernie Sanders was in Somerville to rally for progressive candidates running for local office.
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Vt. Sen. Bernie Sanders was in Somerville to rally for progressive candidates running for local office. (David Becker/AP)

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is stepping into local elections in Cambridge and Somerville, endorsing 18 candidates for city council, alderman and school board seats.

Sanders spoke at a public rally in Somerville Monday to talk about his national grassroots movement, something he's calling a revolution. So far, it's had mixed results.

But some Cambridge Democrats are calling the move counterproductive, saying that this endorsement is sowing divide in a time when progressives need to unite.

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Anthony Brooks, WBUR senior political reporter. He tweets @anthonygbrooks.

This segment aired on October 23, 2017.

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