Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced his second presidential campaign, in an interview with Vermont Public Radio:
“We began the political revolution in the 2016 campaign, and now it’s time to move that revolution forward.”
Sanders said he will seek the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election.
Sanders is largely credited with leading the Democratic Party be more open to socialism, and many of the Democratic candidates have endorsed policies similar and even more progressive to those he championed in 2016.
Political operatives have suggested that Sanders, who created a political movement in 2016, which bolstered his national image, stands a better chance at winning the nomination in 2020.
However, other operatives think Sanders’ campaign might have trouble competing against a large and very diverse field of candidates.
During the his re-election campaign in the 2018 mid-terms, Sanders refused to rule out another presidential run but hinted that he was seriously considering it.