Bernie Sanders raises more than $1 million for presidential campaign in 4 hours

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FILE – In this Nov. 27, 2018, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks about his new book, ‘Where We Go From Here: Two Years in the Resistance’, at a George Washington University/Politics and Prose event in Washington. Sanders, whose insurgent 2016 presidential campaign reshaped Democratic politics, announced Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 that he is […]

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has raised more than $1 million dollars for his 2020 presidential campaign, in less than four hours after announcing he was running.

That amount puts him well ahead of other presidential contenders, according to CBS News.

Sanders ran as a Democrat candidate for president three years ago but was ultimately beaten out in the primaries by Sen. Hillary Clinton. 

Sanders, a self-styled democratic socialist, has called for Medicare for all, a national $15 minimum wage, and tuition-free colleges.

“Three years ago, during our 2016 campaign, when we brought forth our progressive agenda we were told that our ideas were ‘radical’ and ‘extreme,’” Mr. Sanders said on Tuesday in an early-morning email to supporters. “Well, three years have come and gone. And, as result of millions of Americans standing up and fighting back, all of these policies and more are now supported by a majority of Americans.”

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