Senator Bernie Sanders Announces Run For US Presidency In 2020

Senator Bernie Sanders Announces Run For US Presidency In 2020

Senator Bernie Sanders Announces Run For US Presidency In 2020

Jess McIntosh, communications adviser to Clinton on the 2016 campaign, focused on Sanders' statement on Vermont public radio that "we have got to look at candidates, you know, not by the color of their skin, not by their sexual orientation or their gender and not by their age".

"I can tell you very happily, and I think any objective observer would confirm what I'm saying, is that in the a year ago and half or so, the Democratic Party has moved in a far more progressive direction than they were before I ran for president", he said on CBS This Morning.

Sanders, whose insurgent 2016 presidential campaign reshaped Democratic politics, announced Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 that he is running for president in 2020.

Sanders is 77, and if elected president, he would be 79. Sanders showed, she said, that "you can engage politically on this issue in a way that differs from the orthodoxy that has defined where politicians can go". He told hold John Dickerson that his campaign will trigger a grassroots movement that is "unprecedented in modern American history".

The 2020 Democratic presidential primary will be the first time more than one woman has competed for the party's nomination.

He is known for defending such liberal policies as free college tuition and single-payer health care.

The senator from Vermont launched his 2016 candidacy against Clinton as a long shot, but ended up capturing 23 state nominating contests and pushing the party to the left, generating tension between its establishment and liberal wings that has not entirely abated.


We are going to be training every employee who works for us, and we are going to give people who feel that they've been harassed an opportunity to talk to people outside of the campaign.

If the Democratic party is going to do well in the future, I think they have to reach out to those independents - including, by the way, a lot of young people and a lot of people of color - and bring them into the Democratic party.

As the defending champ, Sanders must meet expectations to win New Hampshire or he might lack a political reason to stay in the race. "Now is the time for us to stand together". Sanders ran against the incumbent Democrat mayor of Burlington, VT, and won, serving as mayor for eight years.

Nearly immediately after the announcement, CBS This Morning aired a pre-taped interview with Sanders, in which he slammed John Dickerson for questions about Starbucks billionaire Howard Schultz, who is exploring a White House run as an independent.

The list already includes his fellow senators Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren. He won a US House of Representatives seat in 1990 and then became the first independent at the house in 40 years. When Sanders met with a group of men and women who wrote a letter to his office detailing their experiences in 2016, he was, according one former staffer in attendance, "conciliatory" and opened his remarks with what she described as an "honest apology".

Like Trump, Sanders was an outsider when the 2016 presidential primaries began, but he came close to pulling off an upset over Clinton.

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