The Vermont senator officially announced his second presidential campaign Tuesday morning during a public radio show in his home state. Sanders was the 2016 runner-up to Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president.
“We began the political revolution in the 2016 campaign, and now it’s time to move that revolution forward,” Sanders remarked Tuesday morning.
The 2020 race will assuredly be completely different from Sanders’ 2016 challenge. Instead of facing only one viable candidate, he now contests a crowded field headlined by Senators: Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Cory Booker. Rising Democratic star Beto O’Rourke has also expressed interest, recently telling Oprah Winfrey that he is seriously considering a run for president.
“It turns out that many of the ideas that I talked about – that health care is a right, not a privilege, and that we’ve got to move toward a Medicare-for-all, single-payer system: very, very popular. The idea that we have got to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour,” Sanders told Vermont Public Radio.”When I talked about making public colleges and universities tuition-free and lowering student debt, that was another issue that people said was too radical. Well, that’s also happening around the country.”
According to OddsShark, Sanders has the sixth-best odds to win the 2020 presidential election. The list reads President Trump, Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke, Joe Biden, and Elizabeth Warren ahead of Sanders in that exact order with Vice President Mike Pence and Hawai’i Rep. Tulsi Gabbard in seventh and eighth place respectively.