Bernie Sanders To Announce Presidential Run: Can He Put Hillary Clinton And 2016 Behind Him?

Bernie Sanders is ready to launch a long-shot candidacy for the presidency. Can he put the messes of his 2016 race against Hillary Clinton behind him?

source: The Inquisitr

At the age of 77, Bernie Sanders is set to run for president again in 2020 after a failed campaign against Hillary Clinton in 2016.

While the fiery senator from Vermont did not win the Democratic nomination for the presidency, he created a movement with the help of millions of young voters.

The Bernie Bros helped the self-proclaimed socialist raised nearly a billion dollars via small donations.

These devoted supporters are very passionate and often refused to back Mrs. Clinton's candidacy and clashed with Donald Trump's voters.

A source close to Mr. Sanders said the announcement that he will enter the already-crowded Democratic primary race is near.

Sanders will be going against Kamala Harris, Julian Castro, Elizabeth Warren, and Kirsten Gillibrand.

He will also face lesser-known politicians such as Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, former Maryland Rep. John Delaney, and businessman Andrew Yang.

It appears that Sanders, an Independent, is confident in his presidential bid this time around because many polls have him as one of the top candidates in the Democratic primary field.

A source said: 'What the senator has this time that he didn't have last time is he is the most popular elected official in the country right now. That's light years away from 2016 when very few people knew who he was."

Sanders recently made headlines with an apology to many of the female staffers who worked on his 2016 presidential campaign and claimed that they experienced sexual harassment.

A former employee stated that Sander's top aide, Robert Becker, kissed her without her permission during an outing in 2016.

Sanders said: "It appears as part of our campaign some women were harassed or mistreated. And I thank them from the bottom of my heart for speaking out. What they experienced was absolutely unacceptable and certainly not what a progressive campaign or any campaign should be about."

Sanders stated that the allegations are part of the unacceptable behavior that should "not be tolerated in any campaign or any workplace in our country."

He added: "To the women in our campaign who were harassed or mistreated, I apologize. Our standards, our procedures, our safeguards were inadequate."

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