Bernie Sanders to run for President again
2019-02-19 at 18:00
US Senator Bernie Sanders says he will run again for president in 2020, making a second attempt to win the Democratic Party’s nomination.
The senator from Vermont 77 years of age became a progressive political star in 2016 although he lost his candidacy bid.
He said “We began the political revolution in the 2016 campaign, and now it’s time to move that revolution forward”.
An outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, Sanders has described him as a “pathological liar” and “racist”.
Sanders – an independent who caucuses with the Democrats – is one of the best-known names to join a crowded and diverse field of Democratic candidates, and early polls suggest he is far ahead.
Sanders was first elected to Congress in 1990 and has served as Vermont senator since 2007.
He was runner-up in the 2016 Democratic primary, losing out to Hillary Clinton.