Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBernie Sanders for President
|Campaign||United States presidential election, 2016|
U.S. Senator (2007–present)
U.S. Representative (1991–2007)
Mayor of Burlington (1981–1989)
|Status||Announced: April 30, 2015
Formal launch: May 26, 2015
Lost nomination: July 26, 2016
|Headquarters||131 Church Street, Suite 300
|Key people||Jeff Weaver, campaign manager
Symone D. Sanders, press secretary
|Slogan||Not Me. Us.
A Future To Believe In
A Political Revolution Is Coming
Not For Sale
Enough Is Enough!
The 2016 presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders, the junior United States Senator from Vermont, and former Congressman of the same, began with a formal announcement by Sanders on May 26, 2015 in Burlington, Vermont, which followed an informal announcement on April 30.
Sanders had been considered a potential candidate for President of the United States, both as an Independent and a Democrat since at least November 2013. Although Sanders became an independent after briefly aligning with the left-wing Liberty Union Party in the 1970s, many of his views align with those of the Democratic Party. Sanders caucuses with Democrats in the Senate, and he has confirmed that he is running as a Democrat.
On July 26, 2016, during the roll-call vote at the convention, Sanders lost the nomination to Clinton.
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