Senator Bernie Sanders is officially running for president. The Vermont Independent is running as a Democrat, making him the second to officially jump into that race after Hillary Clinton.
The AP tweeted out the first confirmation of Sanders’ run, a day before he makes it official:
BREAKING: Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders says 'I am running for president' in interview with AP.
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 30, 2015
Sanders also spoke to USA Today and said he’s not just in the race to make a statement; he’s in it for the long haul:
“I am running in this election to win. We’ve got a long path forward. Most people in America have never heard of Bernie Sanders. More than 90% of Americans have heard of Hillary Clinton. … I will absolutely be out-spent. But I do believe we have a chance to raise significant amounts of money through small, individual contributions.”
He believes there is enough support for people “being prepared to take on the billionaire class.”
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