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  • Socialist Bernie Sanders to Run for President as Democrat

    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will announce Thursday that he plans to seek the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2016.

    Sanders will become the second announced Democrat in the race, presenting the first official challenge former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

    The independent who describes himself as a “democratic socialist” has become a favorite of progressive activists for his denunciations of big banks and the financial elite.

    He has urged Clinton to speak out strongly about issues related to income inequality and climate change in the run-up to his announcement. He also recently mocked Clinton for lying about her grandparents being immigrants.

    Sanders may end up serving as the most prominent voice for the left wing of the party — particularly to voters who are suspicious of Clinton’s ties to Wall Street.

    FLASHBACK: Daily Surge’s Jason Mattera paid the avowed socialist a visit a few years ago.

    Sanders was promoting his book at the corporate book store, Barnes & Noble

    “How does an avowed socialist sell a book?” Mattera asked.


    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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