Bernie Sanders announces he will be running for President again in 2020

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Sanders enters the race with clear strengths: broad name recognition, an ability to raise money from small-dollar donors and passionate supporters who flocked to his insurgent 2016 campaign against one of the best-known figures in American politics, Hillary Clinton.

If successful in becoming the Democratic presidential candidate, Mr Sanders would likely challenge incumbent Donald Trump.

"I think we have had real success in moving the ideology of the Democratic Party to be a pro-worker party, to stand up to the billionaire class", Sanders told NPR during the 2018 midterms. "He is a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, a xenophobe, somebody who is gaining cheap political points by trying to pick on minorities, often undocumented immigrants".

Sanders has announced that he plans to run in the 2020 presidential race. He blasted the president for overseeing the longest government shutdown in USA history on Friday in a speech on the Senate floor and on social media. He will campaign on familiar issues, including universal health care and a $15 minimum wage.

In a letter sent to supporters, Sanders declared: "Together we can create a nation that leads the world in the struggle for peace and for economic, racial, social and environmental justice".

Sanders tried to win the Democratic Party's nomination in 2016, but lost to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

So far, almost a dozen Democrats have declared their candidacy for president or launched presidential exploratory committees, including senators Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Amy Klobuchar; Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard; and former Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary Julián Castro.

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Sanders joins a field that already consists of top Democratic Sens.

There is also the question of whether influential progressives like New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who volunteered on Sanders' 2016 campaign, and traveled with him during the midterms to campaign for progressive hopefuls, will offer their public support.

Bernie Sanders had already raised more than $1 million, a campaign aide confirmed on Tuesday. "The vast majority of voters oppose his radical agenda, just like they are going to oppose all the 2020 Democrats who have rushed to embrace it".

He became Mrs Clinton's closest rival, but she ultimately won the nomination before losing the presidential election to Mr Trump.

But Sanders' increased influence has also invited stricter scrutiny from the political opponents, including a vocal faction inside the Democratic party who blame him for dampening support for Clinton ahead of her loss to Trump, the press and even some of his most dedicated advocates.

His campaign will also have to address lingering anger between his supporters and supporters of Clinton, who blame Sanders's extended primary campaign for hurting her in the general election. "It turns out that numerous ideas that I talked about - that health care is a right, not a privilege, and that we've got to move toward a Medicare-for-all, single-payer system: very, very popular".

Sanders is 77, and if elected president, he would be 79. Other staffers from Sanders' first bid also have said they would consider working for other candidates in 2020.

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