‘It is stomach-churning’: Progressives’ dread rises as Warren and Sanders collide


(CNN)Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warrenhave for more than a year observed a non-aggression pact designed to keep the Democratic left united as it seeks to topple the party’s leading moderate presidential candidates.

But over the course of a 24-hour period ahead of Tuesday night’s debate, their always-fragile détente has been thrown into doubt — along with progressives’ hopes that Sanders and Warren can strike a balance between their own ambitions and a broader project to drive the party left ahead of the coming election.

The revelations have set off a panic among progressive activists and strategists, who are now beseeching the campaigns to make a show of unity and push their supporters — especially those with aggressive social media voices — to take the edge of what is rapidly turning into a toxic and potentially self-defeating feud.

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