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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says he's running for president in 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says he's running for president in 2020.

The 77-year-old self-described democratic socialist challenged Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary in 2016 and said on Tuesday that he planned to again seek the nomination.

Sanders has reshaped Democratic politics and earned a loyal following with his passionate defense of liberal proposals including free college tuition and single-payer health care. But he will face off against several other Democratic candidates who also want to appeal to the party's base.

Still, Sanders' name recognition, fundraising prowess and passion for liberal policies makes him a top-tier 2020 presidential contender.

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PeterJanko 320 days ago
I am pretty confident Bernie will win the primary and go on the win the presidency this time. Lot's of people still feeling the Bern!


Jane Sanders signing the Medicare for All Northern Illinois banner at Rally at Navy Pier in Chicago with Bernie Sanders on March 3, 2019

#M4AII

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6gecL5F47c
RennardCotton 341 days ago
I hope you become president better than Donald Trump.
RennardCotton 341 days ago
I hope you become president better than Donald Trump.
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