As Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to rise in polls for early primary states Iowa and New Hampshire and nationally, the Democratic establishment is turning to pleading with voters, attacking the Vermont lawmaker, and plotting a coordinated strike against the campaign as possible avenues of pushback.

But reporting from a number of outlets, including the Daily Beast, indicates that the efforts are thus far amorphous and that the senator’s opponents in the party have yet to settle on a coherent strategy.

“There is, at this stage, calls to, and conversations with, donors and organizations that might support such an effort,” a Democratic source told the Beast. “But as far as I can tell nobody has found sufficient financial support to get it off the ground.”

The senator’s allies urged supporters not to take anything for granted.

“In these last eight days, things are gonna get crazy,” said Sanders surrogate Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) during a campaign event Sunday. “I don’t even know what’s gonna happen. And that’s why we’ve gotta stay focused and committed as possible.”(Eoin Higgins)

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