Sanders in 2nd White House bid
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.