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Bernie Sanders woos the Internet with 2016 presidential run

Does the fact that he's an occasional redditor affect his chances?

Mar 1, 2020, 4:41 am*



Kevin Collier

Bernie Sanders, the self-described “democratic socialist” senator from Vermont, is running for president in 2016.

An independent in the Senate, he’s functionally close to being a Democrat, and he is running for president on that ticket, people close to his campaign told the Associated Press.

Sanders is widely believed to by the closest thing to a liberal challenger to Hillary Clinton, a former secretary of state and senator from New York. He’s a longstanding opponent of unnamed campaign contributions, something that Clinton has profited enormously from, even though she claims removing big money from politics is also a priority for her, too.

The two Democratic hopefuls even humanized their candidacies on social media Thursday, with Sanders announcing his candidacy on a new Reddit account (he already had one he’d used in previous AMA interviews) on a forum created by his supporters, and with Hillary tweeting a welcome message to Sanders.

Sanders even responded with a light jab on campaign finance reform.

Of course, Clinton holds a commanding lead over all candidates, including Republicans. But as we all know, she’s not exactly a stranger to being upset by an idealistic Democratic challenger who focuses on the middle class.

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*First Published: Apr 30, 2015, 6:15 pm