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Bernie Sanders Announces His Run for President in 2020

Bernie Sanders Announces His Run for President in 2020

Sanders also emphasized the urgency of unseating President Donald Trump, who he called "an embarrassment to our country".

Sanders has been a vocal critic of US President Donald Trump and is seen as a strong candidate in a potential match-up against him.

Sanders made the announcement in an interview with Vermont Public Radio Tuesday morning.

While Sanders remains popular among many Democrats, some in the party have questioned whether their champion this time around should be a septuagenarian white man.

Mr Sanders was born on September 8, 1941, which makes him 77-years-old.

Ray Buckley, chairman of the Democratic Party in New Hampshire, an influential state with an early nominating contest where Sanders won 60 percent of the vote in 2016, said Sanders' inner circle of top supporters there is largely with him.

Despite the virtues of other candidates in the Democratic field, Solomon believes Sanders "is qualitatively way ahead" of them all.

As the defending champ, Sanders must meet expectations to win New Hampshire or he might lack a political reason to stay in the race.

Sanders told Vermont residents Tuesday that as he campaigns around the country for his second presidential bid he will "take the values that all of us in Vermont are proud of - a belief in justice, in community, in grassroots politics, in town meetings - that's what I'm going to carry all over this country". Most of the Democrats now seeking the nomination back Senator Sanders's signature legislation to turn Medicare into a universal healthcare plan, and to raise the federal minimum wage to $US15.

'I always felt I would be running and winning against Bernie Sanders, not Crooked H, without cheating, I was right'.

In the video, Sanders said that policies he advocated during the 2016 campaign have made their way into the political mainstream, and that it is now time to "complete that revolution".

An enthusiastic progressive who embraces proposals ranging from Medicare for All to free college tuition, Sanders stunned the Democratic establishment in 2016 with his spirited challenge to Hillary Clinton. Candidates like Sen. Elizabeth Warren of MA have already begun highlighting their progressive bona fides on the campaign trail, throwing their support behind bold proposals like Medicare for All and the Green New Deal while touting a tough stance on Wall Street. Harris, Warren, and Cory Booker will encroach on Sanders' socialist turf, plus they will be able to use identity politics to their political advantage.

"What they experienced was absolutely unacceptable and certainly not what a progressive campaign, or any campaign, should be about", he said in a January 10 statement.

After graduating, Mr Sanders worked on an Israeli kibbutz and moved to Vermont, where he worked as a carpenter and filmmaker.

Kilmeade then pointed to the timing of Sanders' announcement, which came just one day after Trump denounced socialism and reiterated his support for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó at an event in Miami.

"If there's somebody else who appears who can, for whatever reason, do a better job than me, I'll work my ass off to elect him or her", he told NY magazine. While the senator later endorsed Mrs Clinton and campaigned for her, some of his supporters walked out of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, and Republicans used social media to urge Senator Sanders's voters to cast protest votes or embrace Mr Trump as the real change candidate.


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