Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to announce run for president

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

April 28, 2015

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, a self- vowed socialist and the longest-serving independent in congressional history, plans to announce Thursday a long-shot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

His decision would make him the first announced challenger to the party’s 2016 front-runner, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

(Source: Los Angeles Times)

Sanders' basic message will be that the middle class in America has been decimated in the past two decades while wealthy people and corporations have flourished. (NPR)

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JG: he would be a much better candidate than Hillary.
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Update:
April 29, 2015, (9:18 p.m.)
Associated Press 


50 minutes ago

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders: 'I am running for president'

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Promising to fight what he deems "obscene levels" of income disparity and a campaign finance system that is a "real disgrace," independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Wednesday he will run for president as a Democrat.

http://news.yahoo.com/vermont-sen-bernie-sanders-am-running-president-000144179--election.html

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