At 77 years old, Bernie Sanders is going to run for President of the United States for the second time. Bernie Sanders is the junior United States Senator from Vermont, a position he held since 2007. Sanders is the longest serving Independent in congressional history. Prior to being elected to the senate, Sanders was a congressman for 16 years. Sanders was born on September 8, 1941 in the Brooklyn borough of New York city. He wss born into an Austrian-Hungarian-Russian Jewish family, the younger of two sons.
Before graduating from the University of Chicago in 1964, Sanders was active in the Congress of Racial Equality and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. In the 1980s, Bernie Sanders was elected an Independent three-term mayor of the city of Burlington, Vt.
Realizing that Independents haven’t yet won the nomination of President of the United States, on April 30, 2015, Bernie Sanders decided to run for President as a Democrat. Originally considered a long shot in the campaign, Sanders went on to win 23 primaries and caucuses during the 2016 campaign. Some political pundits believed that if Sanders won the Democratic nomination, he could have beaten Donald Trump. If Sanders wins the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination, he might have the chance to defeat Trump.
Bernie Sanders still has his energized supporters from 2020. In less than four hours, Sanders raised more than $1 million towards his new presidential campaign. In 24 hours, supporters raised $6 million for the progressive candidate.
Bernie Sanders declared his candidacy on February 19, 2019. Sanders is in favor of free college tuition and Medicare for all. Since the conversation of free college tuition came up in 2016, 20 states have started free college tuition. Sanders is in favor of raising the national minimum wage to $15 an hour. Many people believe that Sanders is a democratic socialist. Sanders wants to continue the progressive campaign that he started in 2020. Sanders’ biggest priority is defeating Donald Trump, who Sanders believes is a pathological liar who wants to divide up the nation. Sanders believes people are entitled to the best education availsble, health care, and good paying jobs. If caring makes him a radical, Sanders doesn’t mind the label. Sanders is willing to reach out to the young people, the blacks and the independent voters who have not been included before. Sanders wants to include everybody and be an honest president.