Senator Bernie Sanders ignited a flame of hope and inspiration in people throughout much of America during his run for president in 2016. The Independent from Vermont, announced that he will run for president again in 2020. He immediately raised $6 million dollars in campaign contributions.
Sanders, a self-professed Socialist Democrat, champions populist grassroots economic themes. He promotes income equality and a greater tax burden on the rich. This despite indications that his lifestyle is high-end. Sanders has a high yield income and owns several homes. Bernie instantly came under fire from Critics who argue that his railings are not consistent with that lifestyle.
Several of the current Presidential hopefuls sound similar to Bernie. However, he does have a loyal following. No matter what, this time around, he will find it much more difficult to distinguish himself.
The rapidly growing field of includes:
- Cory Booker (D), a U.S. senator from New Jersey, announced that he was running for president on February 1, 2019.
- Pete Buttigieg (D), the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, announced that he was running for president on January 23, 2019.
- Julian Castro (D), a former U.S. secretary of housing and urban development and San Antonio mayor, formally announced his candidacy on January 12, 2019.
- John Delaney (D), a former U.S. representative from Maryland, filed to run for president on August 10, 2017.
- Tulsi Gabbard (D), a U.S. representative from Hawaii, announced that she had decided to run for president on January 11, 2019.
- Kirsten Gillibrand (D), a U.S. senator from New York, announced that she was running for president on January 15, 2019.
- Kamala Harris (D), a U.S. senator from California, announced that she was running for president on January 21, 2019.
- Amy Klobuchar (D), a U.S. senator from Minnesota, formally announced she was running for president on February 10, 2019.
- Elizabeth Warren (D), U.S. senator from Massachusetts, announced she had formed an exploratory committee on December 31, 2018.She formally announced she was running for president on February 9, 2019.
- Marianne Williamson (D), an author and lecturer, announced she was running for president on January 28, 2019.
- Andrew Yang (D), an entrepreneur from New York, filed to run for president on November 6, 2017.