(RUTLANDHERALD) — BURLINGTON — Vermont’s independent U.S. senator is not denying that he’s considering what would surely be a long shot bid for the White House in 2016.
“I’m very much in the early stages of these deliberations with people I respect,” Sen. Bernard Sanders said during a recent interview at his Burlington office.
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The second-term, self-described democratic socialist is still reluctant to discuss a potential campaign, though, preferring instead to focus on the issues that have led him to consider such an improbable notion.
But the former Burlington mayor and U.S. House member believes a presidential campaign may force the political establishment in Washington and around the country to focus on the issues he has pushed throughout his career.