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Bernie Sanders 2020 Primary
Feb 1, 2020 at 09:37 PM
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The Quick Facts

  • Bernie Sanders has served as U.S. Senator from Vermont since 2007.
  • Previously, he served as a U.S. Representative from 1991 to 2007, and as the mayor of Burlington. He is the longest serving Independent in Congressional history.
  • He ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016 against Hillary Clinton.
  • He is a self-described "democratic socialist" and is known for his opposition to economic inequality.

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The Nation

Why I Support Bernie Sanders for President

Zephyr Teachout
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The Daily Iowan

Bernie Sanders is the candidate to win the future

Peyton Downing
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The Washington Post

Bernie Sanders’s agenda makes him the definition of unelectable

Jon Cowan and Jim Kessler
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National Review

Bernie Sanders Would Fundamentally Change America

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