By Nick Baum
TUESDAY – 2/19/18
Senator and former 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders announced his campaign for the Presidency in 2020, joining more than a dozen other Democrats in the race for nomination. Sanders, who identifies as an independent due to his more left-wing beliefs, will still run in the Democratic caucus.
This will be Sanders’s second consecutive presidential campaign, as he was a runner up to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 elections. However, Hillary Clinton hasn’t announced her bid for the presidency, and some measurements are unsure whether she will run or not. However, Sanders is seen as a Democratic front runner who has been gaining momentum.
Sanders has joined a growing list of Democratic hopefuls, including Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, and many more. Needless to say, the Democratic race in 2020 will be a lot more competitive than the Republican one, and panelists and statisticians are saying that can be both good and bad.
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