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

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Published September 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

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. Original material from more than 30 years of Bernie-watching tells the inside story of the outsider democratic socialist. Browse this updated timeline for a virtual whistle-stop tour of Bernie’s colorful political career.