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)
JG: he would be a much better candidate than Hillary.
April 29, 2015, (9:18 p.m.)
By DAVE GRAM
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.