Vermont to feel the Bern once again: Sanders to stand for reelection

Elias Hubbard
May 22, 2018

"I think when you have progressive candidates - and we have seen this now for the last year. last year and a half - since Trump has been elected, we have seen progressive candidates and seen voter turnout go up because the people in their communities know that it's time to stand up and fight", Sanders said.

According to an email from his campaign, Sen.

He said the 2018 midterm election would be a pivotal moment in U.S. history and people must fight for an agenda that works for working people. "We have an administration that in an very bad and unprecedented way is trying to divide us up".

In a statement issued by his campaign, Sanders, who is among the list of possible contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, says it has been an honor to serve the people of Vermont, but more remains to be done.

Sanders reiterated on Monday his campaign statements from the 2016 campaign in which he called Trump a liar and a person who aims to divide Americans on the basis of race, religion and sexual orientation.

Sanders warned that if the DNC has its way in presenting a big-tent Democratic Party, with a broad spectrum of candidates (even some running on pro-life platforms), that would result in another 2014-style Republican wave.

Sanders included among his priorities a $15 national minimum wage, a "Medicare for all single payer program", and free college tuition at public schools.

"Of course not!" Sanders said.

According to the Federal Elections Committee, he has nearly $7 million in his campaign account. Sanders faces challengers across the political spectrum, though none have his political status or multimillion dollar campaign fund. He plans to maintain it during a third term in the U.S. Senate.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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