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Bernie Sanders      

U.S. Senator, Vermont; Longest Serving Independent Member of Congress in American History; 2016 & 2020 Presidential Candidate

Bernie Sanders is a U.S. Senator from Vermont and a two-time candidate to become the President of the United States. He ran in both the 2016 and 2020 democratic primary elections for president. In 2006, he was elected to the U.S. Senate after 16 years as Vermont’s sole congressman in the House of Representatives. Bernie is now serving his third term in the U.S. Senate after winning re-election in 2018 with 67 percent of the vote. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he attended James Madison High School, Brooklyn College, and the University of Chicago. After graduating, he moved to Vermont where he worked as a carpenter and documentary filmmaker. In 1981, he was elected as mayor of Burlington, the state’s largest city, by a mere 10 votes.

As mayor, Bernie’s leadership helped transform Burlington into one of the most exciting and livable small cities in America. Under his administration, the city made major strides in affordable housing, progressive taxation, environmental protection, child care, women’s rights, youth programs and the arts.

In Congress, Bernie has fought tirelessly for working families, focusing on the shrinking middle class and growing gap between the rich and everyone else. Bernie has been called a “practical and successful legislator” and he was dubbed the “amendment king” in the House of Representatives for passing more amendments than any other member of Congress. As chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Bernie worked across the aisle to “bridge Washington’s toxic partisan divide and cut one of the most significant deals in years.” In 2015, Democratic leadership tapped Bernie to serve as the caucus’ ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee.


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Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is set to lead a rally in Wisconsin, but as he enters Madison, the socialist senator will be met with billboards across the state expressing what the state GOP thinks of his policies.

Bernie Sanders: What does he stand for? - Election 2016 - CBS News

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A new poll released on Tuesday found US Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) with an unprecedented lead over Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton in the first primary state of New Hampshire.

Everyone is raving about Bernie Sanders' 'powerful' new ad

Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vermont) presidential campaign released a television advertisement Thursday that has earned widespread praise from political observers.

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Bernie Sanders Responds To ONE Vote '16

The ONE Campaign challenged every US presidential candidate to send them a two-minute video explaining what they would do, if elected, to fight extreme poverty in Africa.

Health politics 2016: Clinton defends Obamacare, Sanders pushes single-payer

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has energized Democratic voters with a proposal for a $1.38 trillion single-payer health care system that he says would provide universal coverage and make medical care more efficient.

Bernie Sanders is about to face a do-or-die stretch to keep up with Hillary Clinton

On Sunday evening, Hillary Clinton's campaign released a video of staffers celebrating the former secretary of state's five-point win in last weekend's Nevada caucuses.

Sanders drops out of 2020 presidential race

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