Bernie Sanders to run for president in 2020

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Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders makes remarks during a campaign stop at Affton High School in Affton, Missouri on March 13, 2016. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

WASHINGTON – Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders says he’s running for president in 2020.

The 77-year-old told Vermont Public Radio on Tuesday that he planned to again seek the Democratic presidential nomination.

The self-described democratic socialist challenged Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary in 2016.

Sanders earned a loyal following with his passionate defense of liberal proposals including free college tuition and single-payer health care. He will face off against several other Democratic candidates who also want to appeal to the party’s base.

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

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