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This politician just got an ill-advised Bernie Sanders tattoo

Jake Flanagin
By Jake Flanagin


Dimitri Cherny, a self-described “progressive Democrat” running for Congress in South Carolina, has made a dramatic commitment to the presidential campaign of Vermont senator Bernie Sanders.

Taking to Twitter on Feb. 20—hours before Sanders suffered a clear defeat to former secretary of state Hillary Clinton in the Nevada caucuses—Cherny showed off his“first tattoo”: a simple line rendering of Sanders’ signature combination of glasses and flyaway hair.

And so the ill-advised campaign tattoo makes its return in 2016. Four years ago, when former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney faced incumbent president Barack Obama, a 30-year-old resident of Indiana named Eric Hartsburg had the Romney campaign’s “R” logo tattooed across his right temple—which he has since had removed.

AP Photo/Teresa Crawford
Eric Hartsburg

This year? Well, Sanders’ prospects in South Carolina are not looking good.

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