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Bernie's Bio

All About Bernie
How Brooklyn-born Bernard Sanders Got Here from There

Vermonters call him “Bernie” — and have from the moment Brooklyn-born Bernard Sanders entered public life more than four decades ago. In that time, the wild-haired pol has evolved from an also-ran candidate on the fringes of Green Mountain politics to a virtually unbeatable, two-term U.S. senator. Along his unlikely journey, Sanders lost six races for statewide office, but won four as mayor of Burlington and eight as Vermont’s sole representative to the U.S. House.

Bernie's Journey

Bernie's Journey: From 'Sanders the Socialist' to White House Contender

Multimedia Time Line: Bernie Sanders' Political Career, from Then to Now

It’s been a long, strange trip for Bernie Sanders, from failed Liberty Union candidate to Democratic front-runner for the U.S. presidency. How did he get this far? Retrace “Bernie’s Journey” as mayor of Burlington, Vt., U.S. representative, senator and two-time presidential candidate — through the eyes of the state’s independent news media.   more »

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