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Mark Warner: 'I don't believe the Democratic Party is corrupt'

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"There is a heck of a lot of enthusiasm. I don't believe the Democratic Party is corrupt," he said. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Virginia Sen. Mark Warner doesn’t believe the Democratic Party is corrupt after ex-interim chairwoman Donna Brazile alleged there was a bizarre agreement between the party and Hillary Clinton’s campaign that gave Clinton control of the party during the primary. Warner, a Democrat, said on CBS’ “Face The Nation” his focus for the party is on the gubernatorial election on Tuesday in his home state. Brazile’s allegations haven’t made him worry for the party’s future.

“There is a heck of a lot of enthusiasm. I don't believe the Democratic Party is corrupt,” he said.

“I believe the Democratic Party is forward-leaning. I think we have that kind of candidate running in Virginia right now. I'm going to leave here, and I'll crisscross Southwest Virginia to help get out the vote. I hope on Tuesday night we'll have great victory both from the Virginia standpoint but also sends a message that some of the actions of this president are at least not acceptable in the commonwealth of Virginia.”

Brazile said she discovered an email that turned over the Democratic Party to Clinton’s campaign operation in exchange for the Clinton fundraising machine paying off the DNC’s debts. The agreement was made in August 2015, just as Sen. Bernie Sanders’ primary challenge to Clinton was heating up and as the campaign was getting started in earnest.

The revelation has led to accusations that the primary was rigged against Sanders by the Democratic Party.