Bernie Sanders

Bernard "Bernie" Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician. The junior United States Senator from Vermont, Sanders has been a U.S. Senator since 2007. An independent politician since 1979, Sanders is associated with the Vermont Progressive Party and was a member of the Liberty Union Party from 1971 to 1979... He served as a Congressman for 16 years before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006 to succeed the retiring Republican-turned-independent Jim Jeffords. He was re-elected in 2012 by a landslide... In 2015, his advisers said he would become a Democrat in order to seek that party's 2016 presidential nomination.

One of Presidential Candidates 2016

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