Bernie Sanders running for president

Sen. Bernie Sanders will run a second presidential campaign after battling Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic nomination

But after reportedly workshopping names for the current crop of Democrats hoping to defeat him in the 2020 election, the president has apparently settled on a nickname he's used before for the one candidate who almost squared off against him in 2016: Sen. Sanders' push against Clinton, a former first lady, USA senator and secretary of state, was notable because few Democrats seemed inclined to challenge her claim on the nomination. "It makes him somebody the rest of the field has to take very seriously, and who has a better shot than many of them at emerging as one of the three or four who actually competes long term for the nomination".

"It is absolutely imperative that Donald Trump be defeated, because I think it is unacceptable and un-American, to be frank with you, that we have a president who is a pathological liar", Sanders said on "CBS This Morning".

The self-described Democratic socialist joins an already crowded field of candidates seeking to take on President Donald Trump and the Republicans in 2020.

He wrote: "Crazy Bernie has just entered the race. Now, it is time to complete that revolution and implement the vision that we fought for". But he will face off against several other Democratic candidates who also want to appeal to the party's base.

Sanders, a political independent and democratic socialist who caucuses with Democrats in the Senate, said he would push in his campaign for numerous same issues that powered his 2016 bid and resonated with younger voters, including universal healthcare, raising the minimum wage, and free public college tuition. "He was not treated with respect by Clinton".

DNC members passed a new rule last August, which was seen as a response to the Sanders campaign, requiring all candidates "to affirm in writing" that they "are a member of the Democratic Party, will accept the Democratic nomination; will run and serve as a member of the Democratic Party". Bernie Sanders I-Vt. secured the endorsement of his seatmate, Sen.




His launch video was viewed almost 6m times while he received 330,000 "pledges of support", roughly a third of his goal to reach one million to build an "unprecedented and historic grassroots campaign". And some are still with him 100 percent, but there's also a lot of people who are eyeing other options, like Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren or Sherrod Brown.

Sanders has also faced allegations from women who say they were mistreated or harassed while working as staff on the 2016 campaign.

Additionally, since 2016, the Democratic Party has adopted numerous progressive positions that Sanders had embraced in contrast to Clinton's more moderate stances during the 2016 election cycle.

He said he was going to launch "what I think is unprecedented in modern American history": a grassroots movement "to lay the groundwork for transforming the economic and political life of this country".

With a field of Democratic nomination-seekers that now numbers somewhere around a dozen, it's far too early to declare whether this is Mr. Sanders' time.

If Mr Sanders is successful in securing the nomination, he will become the oldest presidential candidate in United States history.

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