Presidential Election 2016
Candidates Democrats - Bernie Sanders
“Bernie” Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician and the
junior United States Senator from Vermont. Before serving in the Senate, he
represented Vermont’s at-large congressional district in the United States
House of Representatives and served as mayor of Burlington, the largest city
in Vermont. Sanders is a self-described democratic socialist, and has
praised Scandinavian-style social democracy.
Sanders runs for office as an independent but caucuses with the Democratic
Party and is counted as a Democrat for purposes of committee assignments. He
was the only independent member of the House during most of his service and
is the longest-serving independent in U.S. Congressional history.
In an interview with The Nation on March 6, 2014, Sanders stated that he is
“prepared to run for President of the United States” in 2016.