Bernie Sanders

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Bernard Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Vermont since 2007.wikipedia
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Seniority in the United States Senate

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Bernard Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Vermont since 2007.
For instance, Ben Cardin, Bernie Sanders, Sherrod Brown, Bob Casey, Amy Klobuchar, Sheldon Whitehouse and Jon Tester took office on January 3, 2007, and the first three senators mentioned had previously served in the House of Representatives.

Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign

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On April 30, 2015, Sanders announced his campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination for President of the United States.
In the 2016 presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders sought the Democratic Party's nomination in a field of six major candidates and was the runner up with 46% of the pledged delegates behind Hillary Clinton, who won the contest with 54%.

2016 Democratic National Convention

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On April 30, 2015, Sanders announced his campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination for President of the United States.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was chosen as the party's nominee for president by a 59.67% majority of delegates present at the convention roll call, defeating primary rival Senator Bernie Sanders, who received 39.16% of votes from delegates, and becoming the first female candidate to be formally nominated for president by a major political party in the United States.

Vermont's at-large congressional district

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He won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1990, representing Vermont's at-large congressional district, and co-founded the Congressional Progressive Caucus. In 1988, incumbent Republican Congressman Jim Jeffords decided to run for the U.S. Senate, vacating the House seat representing Vermont's at-large congressional district.
Bernie Sanders (Independent) held the seat from 1991 until 2007, when he became a U.S. Senator.

2016 United States presidential election

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On July 12, 2016, he formally endorsed Clinton in her general election campaign against Republican Donald Trump, while urging his supporters to continue the "political revolution" his campaign began.
Trump emerged as the front-runner amidst a wide field of Republican primary candidates, while Clinton defeated Senator Bernie Sanders and became the first female presidential nominee of a major American party.

2018 United States Senate election in Vermont

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He has been reelected to the Senate twice: in 2012 and 2018.
Two-term independent Senator Bernie Sanders was reelected with 71% of the vote in 2012.

Congressional Progressive Caucus

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He won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1990, representing Vermont's at-large congressional district, and co-founded the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
The CPC was established in 1991 by six members of the United States House of Representatives, namely U.S. Representatives Ron Dellums (D-CA), Lane Evans (D-IL), Thomas Andrews (D-ME), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

2016 Democratic Party presidential primaries

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Initially considered a long shot, he went on to win 23 primaries and caucuses and approximately 43% of pledged delegates, to Hillary Clinton's 55%.
She was followed by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, former Governor of Maryland Martin O'Malley, former Governor of Rhode Island Lincoln Chafee, former Virginia Senator Jim Webb and Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig.

2006 United States Senate election in Vermont

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He served as a Representative for 16 years before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006.
Incumbent independent Senator Jim Jeffords decided to retire rather than seek re-election to a fourth term in office and Bernie Sanders was elected to succeed him.

University of Chicago

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Sanders was born and raised in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, and attended Brooklyn College before graduating from the University of Chicago in 1964.
The university experienced its share of student unrest during the 1960s, beginning in 1962, when then-freshman Bernie Sanders helped lead a 15-day sit-in at the college's administration building in a protest over the university's off-campus rental policies.

2012 United States Senate election in Vermont

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He has been reelected to the Senate twice: in 2012 and 2018.
Incumbent Independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders won re-election to a second term in a landslide, capturing nearly three-quarters of the vote.

James Madison High School (Brooklyn)

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Sanders attended James Madison High School, also in Brooklyn, where he was captain of the track team and took third place in the New York City indoor one-mile race.
Two sitting U.S. Senators, Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY), are graduates, as is former Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN).

Larry Sanders (politician)

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Sanders's older brother, Larry, said that during their childhood, the family never lacked for food or clothing, but major purchases, "like curtains or a rug," were difficult to afford.
Sanders is the older brother of United States Senator and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Brooklyn College

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Sanders was born and raised in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, and attended Brooklyn College before graduating from the University of Chicago in 1964.
Notable alumni of Brooklyn College include Senator Bernie Sanders (1959-1960), Senator Barbara Boxer (B.A. 1962), Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (B.A., 1946), composer Laurie Spiegel (M.A., 1975), Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt (M.A., 1967), Fifa U-17 world cup champion Joseph Babatunde (B.A 2000), Harvard Law School professor and author Alan M. Dershowitz, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Harvey Pitt, Emmy Award-winning actor Jimmy Smits (B.A., 1980), Sopranos stars Steve Schirripa (B.A., 1980) and Dominic Chianese (B.A., 1961), New York Mets President Saul Katz (B.A., 1960), and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Paul Mazursky (B.A., 1952).

Richard Sugarman

38,000), at the suggestion of his close friend and political confidante Richard Sugarman, a professor of religion at the University of Vermont.
He was an advisor to presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on his 2016 presidential campaign.

Democratic Party (United States)

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The longest-serving Independent in congressional history, he was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1990 and caucuses with the Democratic Party, enabling his appointment to congressional committees and at times giving Democrats a majority. In the 1974 senatorial race, Sanders finished third (5,901 votes; 4%), behind 33-year-old Chittenden County State's Attorney Patrick Leahy (D, VI; 70,629 votes; 49%) and two-term incumbent U.S. Representative Dick Mallary (R; 66,223 votes; 46%).
Many progressive Democrats are descendants of the New Left of Democratic presidential candidate Senator George McGovern of South Dakota whereas others were involved in the 2016 presidential candidacy of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Liberty Union Party

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Sanders began his electoral political career in 1971 as a member of the Liberty Union Party, which originated in the anti-war movement and the People's Party.
Bernie Sanders, who would go on to become the longest-serving Independent Senator and a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, joined Liberty Union in 1971.

We Shall Overcome (Bernie Sanders album)

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He collaborated with 30 Vermont musicians to record a folk album, We Shall Overcome, in 1987.
We Shall Overcome is an album by American politician Bernie Sanders, recorded and released in 1987.

Vermont Progressive Party

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During his first term, his supporters, including the first Citizens Party City Councilor Terry Bouricius, formed the Progressive Coalition, the forerunner of the Vermont Progressive Party.
The Vermont Progressive Party originated in the early 1980s with the successful independent campaigns of Bernie Sanders for mayor of Burlington (prior to being elected mayor Sanders was a leader in the Vermont Liberty Union Party).

Patrick Leahy

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In the 1974 senatorial race, Sanders finished third (5,901 votes; 4%), behind 33-year-old Chittenden County State's Attorney Patrick Leahy (D, VI; 70,629 votes; 49%) and two-term incumbent U.S. Representative Dick Mallary (R; 66,223 votes; 46%).
His successor, Bernie Sanders, was elected as an Independent; he won and then refused the Democratic Party nomination in 2006.

Jim Jeffords

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In 1988, incumbent Republican Congressman Jim Jeffords decided to run for the U.S. Senate, vacating the House seat representing Vermont's at-large congressional district.
He was succeeded by Bernie Sanders.

P.S. 197

He attended elementary school at P.S. 197 in Brooklyn, where he won a borough championship on the basketball team.
Alumni of P.S. 197 include U.S. Senators Charles Schumer (New York) and Bernie Sanders (Vermont) former Senator Norm Coleman (Minnesota), and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Burlington, Vermont

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As an independent, he was elected mayor of Burlington—the state's most populous city—in 1981, by a margin of ten votes.
Current U.S. Senator and 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was the mayor of Burlington from 1981 to 1989.

Howard Dean

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Sanders was also endorsed by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Democratic National Committee chairman and former Vermont governor Howard Dean.
Dean endorsed Clinton over her competitor Senator Bernie Sanders in spite of the fact that Sanders represented the state of Vermont, where Dean had been governor.

Third party (United States)

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After settling in Vermont in 1968, Sanders ran unsuccessful third-party political campaigns in the early to mid-1970s.
Currently, there are only two U.S. Senators, Angus King and Bernie Sanders, who are neither Democratic nor Republican, while no U.S. Representative hails from outside the major parties.