Breaking! Sanders says he is running for US Prez

Sanders has continued to poll favorably among Americans since the 2016 election
Stephanie Keith via Getty Images Sanders has continued to poll favorably among Americans since the 2016 election
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20 February, 2019

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

The primaries and caucuses that determine the party's nominee begin in February 2020 in Iowa, and the Democratic victor is likely to face President Donald Trump, a Republican, in the general election in November.

Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont has also supported Sanders' announcement. Bernie Sanders "has already won the debate in the Democrat primary, because every candidate is embracing his brand of socialism".

These are certainly factors that ought to be taken into consideration along with current horse-race polling and other candidate assessments that don't take terrifying if marginally likely possibilities into account.

Texas Democrat Beto O'Roarke, who nearly beat Republican Ted Cruz to win the Texas Senate past year, enjoys a similar level of support among young liberal voters as Bernie did while seeking the last nomination.

Sanders has established himself as a national figurehead for socialist ideas by pushing proposals including a "Medicare-for-All" healthcare system, combating climate change through a "Green new Deal", a $15-an-hour minimum wage, tuition-free college and university, criminal justice reform, paid family leave, gender pay equity and breaking up the largest Wall Street banks, his aides told The Washington Post. She pointed out that in a Fox News survey, Sanders polled second behind former Vice President Joe Biden as the favorite Democratic candidate.

"Some of us get to open doors and others get to walk through them", said Arnie Arnesen, a liberal radio host and former New Hampshire state legislator who calls herself a Sanders admirer. In 2016, Sanders notably struggled to garner support from black voters, an issue that could become particularly pervasive during a primary race that could include several non-white candidates. Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar and Cory Booker.

The independent Senator finished runner-up to Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

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Sanders also will face lingering resentment in some Democratic quarters over the 2016 campaign. They are extreme. The American people just won't accept those ideas.' Well, you know what's happened in over three years?

Sanders already has a built-in network of supporters and donors in all 50 states, including New Hampshire, where he's been on the ballot before and received 13 million votes.

Sanders had been dogged by controversy after women working on his 2016 campaign alleged they were harassed by male staffers, putting the politician in an awkward position in the #MeToo era.

"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.

"What they experienced was absolutely unacceptable and certainly not what a progressive campaign - or any campaign - should be about", Mr Sanders said January 10 on Capitol Hill.

Sanders was first elected to Congress in 1990 and has served as Vermont senator since 2007.

"His attacks caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump's "Crooked Hillary" campaign", Mrs Clinton wrote in her 2017 campaign memoir.


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