Bernie Sanders announces he will be running for President again in 2020

Bernie Sanders announces he will be running for President again in 2020

Sanders joins an already crowded field of Democrats who have announced their candidacy with still about a year before the 2020 primary elections begin.

Sanders has been a vocal critic of US President Donald Trump and is seen as a strong candidate in a potential match-up against him.

By joining the most diverse Democratic primary field in US history, the 77-year-old self-described democratic socialist will face more difficulty billing himself as the standard-bearer of the Democratic Party's progressive wing this time around.

Now, it is time to complete that revolution and implement the vision that we fought for, "he announced on Vermont Public Radio Tuesday". California Rep. Barbara Lee, one of the most respected progressive lawmakers in the country, endorsed Sen. It will be a "very different campaign" to 2016 when the senator narrowly lost the Democratic primary to Hillary Clinton.

As the defending champ, Sanders must meet expectations to win New Hampshire or he might lack a political reason to stay in the race.

'We began the political revolution in the 2016 campaign, and now it's time to move that revolution forward, ' he told the station.

Sanders signaled he will campaign on populist and progressive issues, pushing for free college tuition, a higher minimum wage, and expanded health care coverage.

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"Some of us get to open doors and others get to walk through them", said Arnie Arnesen, a liberal radio host and former New Hampshire state legislator who calls herself a Sanders admirer.

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Sanders was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. During his 2016 campaign he said his modest upbringing in a "three and a half room rent-controlled apartment" helped shape his platform and economic worldview.

The crowded field includes a number of other candidates who will likely make strong appeals to the Democratic base including Ms Harris and senators Cory Booker of New Jersey, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Kirsten Gillibrand of NY.

Asked by Kinzel how he, a 77-year-old white guy, could be "the face of the new Democratic Party", Sanders said, "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".

"Great news - Bernie Sanders is running for US President", British MP Richard Burgon tweeted.

Sanders' self-described democrat socialist policies were a hit among young voters during the last nomination campaign.

Sanders had won 86.1 percent of the vote in Vermont, and his supporters believed that Vermont's superdelegates should have cast their vote for him in the Democratic National Convention because of it. She quickly scooped up Sanders' 2016 Iowa caucus director and has already traveled to six key states and Puerto Rico.

President Donald Trump's campaign claims Vermont Sen.

"What they experienced was absolutely unacceptable and certainly not what a progressive campaign - or any campaign - should be about", Sanders said January 10 on Capitol Hill.

Newly-elected Democrat Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become a social media superstar thanks to her passionate speeches, and witty tweets, but at 29 is six years too young to run for president.