It is nearly official. Sen. Bernie Sanders is expected to announce his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday.
Sanders’ basic message will be that the middle class in America has been decimated in the past two decades while wealthy people and corporations have flourished. — Vermont Public Radio
The Sanders adviser told the Guardian that the two-term senator will mount ‘a real campaign that will raise significant resources’, focusing fundraising efforts ‘on low dollar donors online.’ — The Guardian
Sanders will… be Clinton’s first formal Democratic challenger. — ABC News
‘I think we’re coming to the critical moment of truth here. He’s now spent enough time traveling around the country talking to people and feels there is genuinely a large audience of people who are with him,’ veteran Democratic strategist Tad Devine, who is advising Sanders, told msnbc last week. — msnbc
Mr. Sanders, who considers himself a ‘Democratic Socialist,’ has been traveling recently in early nominating states like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina to gauge interest in his candidacy. — The New York Times
In the latest polls of Iowa and New Hampshire, Sanders runs in second (amongst candidates who have said they will or are interested in running) behind Hillary Clinton, albeit the gap is considerable. — Daily Kos
He’ll focus heavily on issues of inequality and rebuilding the middle class, and his opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be a major part of his campaign, reports VPR’s Bob Kinzel. Campaign finance reform is sure to be another area of serious emphasis. — Vox