Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced on Tuesday that he was jumping into the 2020 presidential race, putting to rest months of speculation over whether he would once again seek the Democratic nomination after an unsuccessful bid in 2016.
“I wanted to let the people of the state of Vermont know about this first,” Sanders said during an interview on Vermont Public radio. “And what I promise to do is, as I go around the country, is to take the values that all of us in Vermont are proud of — a belief in justice, in community, in grassroots politics, in town meetings — that’s what I’m going to carry all over this country.”
“We began the political revolution in the 2016 campaign, and now it’s time to move that revolution forward,” Sanders added.
Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, will compete in a crowded primary field that has already drawn a handful of candidates, including several of his Senate colleagues, Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
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