United States Senator Bernie Sanders announced that he would be running for the Democratic nomination for president on Tuesday.
Sanders, who ran for the Democratic nomination in 2016, announced that he would be entering the already crowded race for the Demcoratic nomination.
The Vermont Senator has consistently polled as the second choice of Democratic voters, behind popular former vice president Joe Biden.
In an unusual move, Sanders announced his candidate via his local public radio station Vermont Public Radio.
“We began the political revolution in the 2016 campaign, and now it’s time to move that revolution forward,” the independent senator told the station in an interview airing Tuesday morning.
Many of the policies that Sanders took to the 2016 primary contest are now considered the standard among Democrats, including tuition-free college and Medicare for all.
Sanders lost his 2016 candidacy for the presidency to Hillary Clinton, in a race that astounded many within the Democratic party.
More to come.