Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders speaking at a podium, pointing toward the crowd with an American flag behind him
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On Wednesday, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders gave a speech defending the political philosophy he calls "democratic socialism." The speech comes as Republicans, including President Donald Trump, and some moderate Democrats attempt to use "socialism" as an attack on more liberal Democrats like Sanders.

Sen. Bernie Sanders with arms outstretched at a podium and American flags behind him.
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How American voters view the concept of "socialism" could have an enormous impact on the 2020 presidential race, and Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders made his case for "democratic socialism" in a major campaign address Wednesday at George Washington University.

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaking at a campaign rally in Montpelier. People hold Bernie signs behind where he stands at a podium.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden's entry in the Democratic presidential race has upended that contest, and it appears that the candidate most affected by Biden's decision could be Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaking at a campaign rally in Montpelier. People hold Bernie signs behind where he stands at a podium.
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Months after announcing his second presidential bid, Sen. Bernie Sanders held his first Vermont rally on the steps of the state capitol on Saturday.

City officials estimated that between 1,500 and 2,000 people attended the rally.

Workers on the Bernie Sanders 2020 presidential campaign have ratified a union contract with management, which says it is the first campaign union contract at the presidential level.

The campaign and the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400 — with whom the workers are affiliated — both announced the agreement on Wednesday.

Sen. Bernie Sanders at a podium before a crowd outside in Fort Worth, Texas
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A key element of  Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign strategy is to engage young voters in unprecedented numbers, but that means Sanders is relying on a group of voters who historically do not turn out in large numbers for presidential elections.

Sen. Bernie Sanders is back on the stump as he makes a second run at the Democratic nomination for president.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders is off and running for the presidency, making stops in the country's heartland, the Rust Belt and the West Coast. A group of political scientists look at how campaign 2020 will differ from 2016.

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks a podium outside in Pittsburgh, Penn.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is back on the presidential campaign trail, and he’s focusing on states that went for Donald Trump in the 2016 election. This past weekend, Sanders swung through Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Seven Days staff writer and political editor Paul Heintz went along on that trip, and his account is the cover story of the paper's issue this week.

Bernie Sanders standing against a blue sky
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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders released nearly a decade of his tax returns Monday, from 2009 through 2018. Sanders is running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, and he'd been promising to release his returns for several weeks.

Updated at 7:26 p.m. ET

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders released 10 years' worth of tax returns Monday. The documents underscore how much money the populist presidential candidate has earned in recent years, as his public profile has risen.

In an interview with the New York Times before the returns were made public, Sanders dismissed the idea that his newfound wealth undercut his billionaire-bashing message.

As Democratic candidates for president try to walk a political tightrope between the party's progressive wing and its center-left, they are facing increasing pressure to outline the details of their health care overhaul proposals.

On Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who is running in Democratic primaries, reaffirmed his stance on health care by reintroducing a "Medicare-for-all" bill, the idea that fueled his 2016 presidential run.

Updated Wednesday at 2:15 p.m.

As more 2020 Democrats report their fundraising totals, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders remains ahead in the cash race with the $18.2 million he received from more than 500,000 donors since he entered the presidential campaign in February.

Sen. Bernie Sanders stands with an arm outstretched and pointing, while people gathered hold blue and white Bernie signs.
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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders held his first campaign rally to launch his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential primary in his home city of Brooklyn, New York. In his speech, he also leaned into his Brooklyn roots. So, how does this play to Vermonters?

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders brought his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination back to New Hampshire this weekend. Sanders, who won the 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary in a blowout, told voters they could make good on the promise of his longshot run four years ago.

Sen. Bernie Sanders at a podium with a raised arm before a crowd of people with blue Bernie Sanders signs.
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A lot has changed since Sen. Bernie Sanders' first bid for president, but perhaps the biggest change is the structure of the primaries themselves.

Sen. Bernie Sanders greets supporters standing outside in Brooklyn.
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During his 2016 presidential campaign, Sen. Bernie Sanders compiled a list of roughly 2.5 million people who donated more than $230 million to his campaign. The average contribution was only $27.

As Sanders begins his second presidential bid, he’s counting on this distinctive fundraising strategy to help him secure the 2020 nomination.

Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders has signed a loyalty pledge, promising to run and govern as a Democrat if he wins the presidency in 2020, a new requirement for candidates that largely grew out of his own 2016 campaign.

The pledge Sanders signed was given to all active Democratic presidential campaigns last week. It affirms to the DNC chairman that they "are a Democrat ... are a member of the Democratic Party; will accept the Democratic nomination; and will run and serve as a member of the Democratic Party."

Sen. Bernie Sanders, pictured here during the 2016 presidential campaign, faces a very different political landscape in 2020.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders has announced that he is making his second run for the presidency. We'll hear what some of the state's top political reporters are thinking about Bernie 2020.

Sen. Bernie Sanders stands outside a blue bus that says Bernie 2016 on the side of it.
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The 2020 Democratic presidential primary will be similar to 2016 in at least one regard: Bernie Sanders is running for the nomination. But political observers say the electoral landscape has changed dramatically since Sanders’ last presidential bid, and not necessarily in ways that favor his latest candidacy.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, pictured here during the 2016 presidential election, announced Feb. 19 he'll again seek the Democratic nomination for president.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders is officially in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. We're talking with political scientists about Sanders' announcement, the crowded 2020 field and what it all means for Vermont.

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