News & Politics

Is Bernie Sanders Gearing Up for a Presidential Run in 2020?

The Vermont senator has been courting black allies across the south.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
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In advance of a possible 2020 White House run, Bernie Sanders seems determined to fix a problem that may have cost him the 2016 Democratic nomination: his poor performance in the South. The Vermont senator and the nonprofit organization he inspired are deploying resources in support of progressive African-American candidates in key races in the South, potentially building the infrastructure he’d need in a second presidential bid.

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Alex Kotch is an independent investigative journalist based in Brooklyn, NY. Follow him on Twitter at @alexkotch.