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Bernie Sanders (D) dropped out of the race April 8

Microsoft News 4/8/2020
Sen. Bernie Sanders waves to audience members before a Fox News town-hall style event Monday April 15, 2019 in Bethlehem, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) © ap Sen. Bernie Sanders waves to audience members before a Fox News town-hall style event Monday April 15, 2019 in Bethlehem, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Editor's note: Bernie Sanders (D) dropped out of the race April 8, 2020. This page will no longer be updated.

Bernard Sanders is an American politician who has served as the junior United States Senator from Vermont since 2007. Vermont's at-large congressman from 1991 to 2007, he is the longest serving independent in U.S. congressional history and a member of the Democratic caucus. Sanders ran unsuccessfully for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president and is running again in 2020. 

A self-described democratic socialist and progressive, Sanders is known for his opposition to economic inequality.

Born: Sep. 08, 1941 (age 78)

Office: Senator I-VT (Since 2007)

Spouse: Jane O'Meara Sanders

Official site: https://berniesanders.com/

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ON KEY ISSUES:

Minimum wage: Supports $15/hour federal minimum wage

Electoral college:  Supports eliminating the electoral college

Climate change: Supports the Green New Deal

Gun control:  Favors assault weapons ban, favors universal background checks

Health care:  All in on Medicare for All

(Positions compiled by PoliticoClick here for a detailed look at Bernie Sanders’s views and where other 2020 candidates stand on the issues.)

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Who is Bernie Sanders? An in-depth look at his biography, family, key positions and where he stands in the race. (Business Insider)


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