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The Latest: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders launches Senate bid

By The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st, 2018 @ 2:14pm


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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Latest on Sanders Re-election (all times local):

4 p.m.

Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont says health care and infrastructure will be the most important issues in his campaign for re-election.

Sanders' campaign announced he will seek a third term Monday.

The 76-year-old plans to launch his campaign next month with a series of rallies across Vermont.

Sanders says he expects to spend a great deal of time in Vermont, but added he will campaign for progressives across the country as well. He said he will do everything he can to end one-party Republican rule.

Sanders said the organization Our Revolution, an organization spun off from his 2016 presidential run, is doing phenomenally. The organization has been criticized for not producing winning candidates and controversial appointments.

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Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont says he's running for re-election this fall.

Sanders' campaign made the announcement Monday.

The 76-year-old Sanders plans to launch his campaign next month with a series of rallies across Vermont.

In a statement issued by his campaign, Sanders, who is among the list of possible contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, says it has been an honor to serve the people of Vermont, but more remains to be done.

He says the 2018 midterm election will be a pivotal moment in U.S. history and people must fight for an agenda that works for working people.

Sanders was first elected to the U.S. House in 1990. He was elected to the Senate in 2006.

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