Bernie Sanders announces 2020 presidential bid

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Bernie Sanders announces 2020 presidential bid

Jewish Vermont senator will face off against several other Democratic candidates ahead of the general election next year

Bernie Sanders 

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Bernie Sanders (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders has said he is running for president in 2020.

The 77-year-old self-described democratic socialist, who is Jewish, challenged Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary in 2016 and has told Vermont Public Radio he plans to again seek the nomination.

Mr Sanders has reshaped vpolitics and earned a loyal following with his passionate defence of liberal proposals, including free college tuition and single-payer healthcare.

But he will face off against several other Democratic candidates who also want to appeal to the party’s base.

However, Mr Sanders’s name recognition, fundraising prowess and passion for liberal policies make him a top-tier 2020 presidential contender.

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