San­ders in 2nd White House bid

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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 77-year-old Ver­mont se­na­tor (above) be­came a pro­gres­sive po­lit­i­cal star in 2016, al­though he lost his can­di­dacy bid.

In an email to sup­port­ers, he said it was time to com­plete the “po­lit­i­cal rev­o­lu­tion” they had started.

An out­spo­ken critic of Don­ald Trump, Mr San­ders has de­scribed the Pres­i­dent as a “patho­log­i­cal liar” and “racist”.

Mr 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 seek­ing to win the party’s nom­i­na­tion.

And early polls sug­gest he is al­ready far ahead.

His calls for uni­ver­sal gov­ern­ment­pro­vided health­care, a $15 na­tional min­i­mum wage and free col­lege ed­u­ca­tion elec­tri­fied young vot­ers, raised mil­lions of dol­lars in small do­na­tions and are now pil­lars of the party’s left wing.

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