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Bernie Sanders 2020 presidential campaign

Presidential Campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders announced his 2020 United States presidential campaign via email on February 19, 2019. He made the announcement on Vermont Public Radio. This is his second run for the Democratic nomination, following his campaign in the 2016 primaries.[1] He also announced his campaign in an email to his supporters on the same day.

Bernie Sanders 2020 presidential campaign
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Campaign2020 United States presidential election (Democratic Party primaries)
CandidateBernie Sanders
U. S. Senator from Vermont (2007–present)
Member of House from Vermont (1991–2007)
Mayor of Burlington (1981–1989)
AffiliationDemocratic Party
HeadquartersBurlington, Vermont

He entered into the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries as one of the front-runner candidates, as compared to his prior 2016 underdog campaign. His the 2020 race has more advantages as his policy ideas accepted into the Democratic mainstream.

In a crowded field of primary candidates, Sanders both leads in polling and has the largest fan base than his competition.[2] Policies from his last campaign, such as single-payer healthcare and tuition-free public colleges, had since entered mainstream Democratic thought.[3]


  1. "Bernie Sanders Enters 2020 Presidential Campaign, No Longer An Underdog". NPR. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  2. Burns, Alexander; Flegenheimer, Matt; Lee, Jasmine C.; Lerer, Lisa; Martin, Jonathan (January 21, 2019). "Who's Running for President in 2020?". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331.
  3. Burns, Alexander; Martin, Jonathan (November 6, 2018). "Warren Is Preparing for 2020. So Are Biden, Booker, Harris and Sanders". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331.