hes in bernie sanders announces second run for president

He’s in: Bernie Sanders announces second run for president

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Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, has made it official. He’s running for president for a second time.Sanders, who won the New Hampshire Democratic primary in a landslide over Hillary Clinton in 2016, announced his plans Tuesday morning on a Vermont radio station.WMUR reported Monday night that the announcement was expected today.Sanders told Vermont Public Radio: “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 — our belief in justice, in community, in grassroots politics and town meetings — that’s what I’m going to carry all over this country.” As WMUR reported on Monday night, an email to supporters from BernieSanders.com followed. It says:”You may have heard the news that Bernie is running for president – and you can expect to receive a note from him soon.”But first, the most important thing you can do right now is sign up to send text messages today. Bernie has set an ambitious goal of reaching one million people who say they support our campaign, and we need your help to get there.”The email continued: “Later this morning, Bernie will hold a call with all volunteers. Once you sign up, you’ll receive the dial-in information. Are you in?”“I’m very excited to get started on the road to getting Bernie Sanders elected president,” said Kurt Ehrenberg, Sanders’ 2016 New Hampshire campaign political director and still a top supporter. Ehrenberg spoke with WMUR following the announcement.“I know that many other Granite Staters feel the same way. We’re going to win the primary and the nomination. I’m confident of that,” Ehrenberg said.Sanders won the first-in-the-nation primary in 2016 by a margin of 60 percent to 38 percent over eventual nominee Hillary Clinton.The battle split the Democratic party and prompted changes in national party rules, essentially weakening the authority of national convention super delegates.Sources told WMUR that Sanders is expected to campaign in New Hampshire in early March, although the schedule has not yet been finalized.A win in the 2020 New Hampshire primary is viewed by political experts as a must for Sanders.(Our earlier report published Monday night follows.)Bernie Sanders is getting ready for a second run for president. WMUR has learned that an email announcing the Vermont senator’s plans to run for president is expected to be sent to his supporters on Tuesday.Sanders made the announcement on Vermont Public Radio Tuesday morning.A key Sanders supporter told WMUR that one of Sanders’ closest advisors informed the supporter that the announcement will be made in an email. It was not made clear to the supporter whether it will be an outright announcement of a candidacy or an announcement of an exploratory committee.The Hill on Saturday, citing two people familiar with the plan, reported that an announcement of an exploratory would be made this week. Politico reported on Saturday that Sanders has recorded a video in which he says he is running for president.The Sanders supporter who spoke with WMUR was unsure if the email announcement will include the video, although the supporter said it is likely. The supporter said also plans for at least one announcement speech, if not two, are in the works.Sanders won the New Hampshire first-in-the-nation primary in 2016 by a margin of 60 percent to 38 percent over Hillary Clinton.There has been mounting speculation that Sanders would make a second run. WMUR’s New Hampshire Primary Source column reported on Feb. 8 that it was becoming increasingly clear to Sanders supporters that Sanders would make an announcement before the end of February, and that it was more likely than not even at that point that hw would run. Sanders, 77, lost a hard-fought battle with Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination three years ago. Now, he will find himself in a much different race — a crowded field with much more age, gender, racial and ethnic diversity. So far, nine Democrats have formally declared candidacies while two more have formed exploratory committees, which is a formality and as a practical matter is no different than a full-fledged candidacy.Nearly 20 other Democrats have said they are considering running, most prominently, former Vice President Joe Biden and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.For WMUR’s complete list of “The Ones to Watch,” click here.

Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, has made it official. He’s running for president for a second time.

Sanders, who won the New Hampshire Democratic primary in a landslide over Hillary Clinton in 2016, announced his plans Tuesday morning on a Vermont radio station.

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WMUR reported Monday night that the announcement was expected today.

Sanders told Vermont Public Radio:

“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 — our belief in justice, in community, in grassroots politics and town meetings — that’s what I’m going to carry all over this country.”

As WMUR reported on Monday night, an email to supporters from BernieSanders.com followed. It says:

“You may have heard the news that Bernie is running for president – and you can expect to receive a note from him soon.

“But first, the most important thing you can do right now is sign up to send text messages today. Bernie has set an ambitious goal of reaching one million people who say they support our campaign, and we need your help to get there.”

The email continued: “Later this morning, Bernie will hold a call with all volunteers. Once you sign up, you’ll receive the dial-in information. Are you in?”

“I’m very excited to get started on the road to getting Bernie Sanders elected president,” said Kurt Ehrenberg, Sanders’ 2016 New Hampshire campaign political director and still a top supporter. Ehrenberg spoke with WMUR following the announcement.

“I know that many other Granite Staters feel the same way. We’re going to win the primary and the nomination. I’m confident of that,” Ehrenberg said.

Sanders won the first-in-the-nation primary in 2016 by a margin of 60 percent to 38 percent over eventual nominee Hillary Clinton.

The battle split the Democratic party and prompted changes in national party rules, essentially weakening the authority of national convention super delegates.

Sources told WMUR that Sanders is expected to campaign in New Hampshire in early March, although the schedule has not yet been finalized.

A win in the 2020 New Hampshire primary is viewed by political experts as a must for Sanders.

(Our earlier report published Monday night follows.)

Bernie Sanders is getting ready for a second run for president.

WMUR has learned that an email announcing the Vermont senator’s plans to run for president is expected to be sent to his supporters on Tuesday.

Sanders made the announcement on Vermont Public Radio Tuesday morning.

A key Sanders supporter told WMUR that one of Sanders’ closest advisors informed the supporter that the announcement will be made in an email. It was not made clear to the supporter whether it will be an outright announcement of a candidacy or an announcement of an exploratory committee.

The Hill on Saturday, citing two people familiar with the plan, reported that an announcement of an exploratory would be made this week. Politico reported on Saturday that Sanders has recorded a video in which he says he is running for president.

The Sanders supporter who spoke with WMUR was unsure if the email announcement will include the video, although the supporter said it is likely. The supporter said also plans for at least one announcement speech, if not two, are in the works.

Sanders won the New Hampshire first-in-the-nation primary in 2016 by a margin of 60 percent to 38 percent over Hillary Clinton.

There has been mounting speculation that Sanders would make a second run. WMUR’s New Hampshire Primary Source column reported on Feb. 8 that it was becoming increasingly clear to Sanders supporters that Sanders would make an announcement before the end of February, and that it was more likely than not even at that point that hw would run.

Sanders, 77, lost a hard-fought battle with Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination three years ago. Now, he will find himself in a much different race — a crowded field with much more age, gender, racial and ethnic diversity. So far, nine Democrats have formally declared candidacies while two more have formed exploratory committees, which is a formality and as a practical matter is no different than a full-fledged candidacy.

Nearly 20 other Democrats have said they are considering running, most prominently, former Vice President Joe Biden and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

For WMUR’s complete list of “The Ones to Watch,” click here.

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