After losing to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic Primaries, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders will once again run for president. As the 2020 race begins to heat up, the septuagenarian announced today that he intends to campaign “as result of millions of Americans standing up and fighting back…”
This candidacy will be far different from his race three years ago. Sanders will be up against a wide cast of democratic candidates who have decided to make a presidential push.
In 2016, Sanders was part of a two horse race against the front-runner Hillary Clinton and kept things close with 46% of the vote. Sanders was particularly supported by young voters, but struggled to earn non-white votes and those of older age groups.
The 2020 field includes Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Corey Booker. More candidates are expected to officially join the field soon, as well.
NCC News polled users on Twitter to determine whether or not they would be likely to vote for Sanders in the upcoming race. At the time this article was published, the majority would not vote for Sanders.
The primaries will begin in February of next year, and Democrats will be voting on a challenger to President Trump. There is no clear favorite, and because the field is yet to be set, the race could look a lot different come the start of 2020. Until then, the self proclaimed democratic socialist will be on the campaign trail building his case to represent the Democratic party in the presidential election.