The Finance 202: Sanders warns Biden could lose if he doesn't step up economic focus

“We also have to give people a reason to vote for Joe Biden,” said Sanders (I-Vt.). “And Joe has some pretty strong positions on the economy, and I think we should be talking about that more than we have.”

Democrats across the ideological spectrum — Biden’s campaign included — indicated they agree. 

“We know that we have work to do,” Biden senior campaign adviser Symone Sanders said on ABC’s “This Week.” She said the campaign is “going to continue to do that work.”

The critique from the party’s far left also drew a cosign from its center. Former congressman John Delaney (D-Md.), arguably the only Democratic presidential contender more moderate than Biden, tweeted that Sanders is “right about this … We have to campaign on specific plans for jobs, pay, healthcare, education — the things that matter to working families.”

Sanders’s public warning — in a Friday interview with PBS, he said the former vice presidents bid is no “slam dunk” — comes after he privately reached out to the campaign, Sean Sullivan reports.

Per Sullivan, “The senator has identified several specific changes he’d like to see, saying that Biden should talk more about health care and about his economic plans and should campaign more with figures popular among young liberals, such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).” Sanders also said Biden should spell out for voters “what he will do to raise the minimum wage, create jobs and expand health care and reach out ‘more aggressively to grass-roots Latino organizations.’”

The Democratic presidential nominee has detailed his economic agenda while leaving some mystery about how he would pursue it.  

It centers on raising $4 trillion through tax hikes on corporations and the wealthy and spending enormously on

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