Bernie Sanders

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Sen. Bernie Sanders acknowledged this morning that he is unlikely to win the Democratic nomination and says he will vote for Hillary Clinton.

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Hillary Clinton appears to have clinched the Democratic presidential nomination. But in a speech last Thursday, Bernie Sanders called on his supporters to take his political revolution to the local level. And the founders of a new political action committee in Vermont say they intend to do just that. 

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"The major political task that we face in the next five months is to make certain that Donald Trump is defeated and defeated badly," Sen. Bernie Sanders told supporters in a live webstream Thursday night. "And I personally intend to begin my role in that process in a very short period of time."

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On Monday night, supporters of the LGBTQ community held vigils around the state and across the country to pay respect to victims of the mass shooting in Orlando. In Burlington, officials estimated between 1,500 and 2,000 people turned out for the march down Church Street and a vigil held in City Hall Park.

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Bernie Sanders has reiterated his plan to keep his campaign going until the Democratic convention, while also acknowledging Hillary Clinton's delegate advantage.

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It's all but certain that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic presidential nominee. But Sen. Bernie Sanders has been saying for months that he's staying in the race until the convention — in part — to influence the party's platform.

Democrats In D.C. Divided On Sanders' Next Move

Jun 10, 2016
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Sen. Bernie Sanders has spent more than a year running against what he calls a corrupt political system and thus far he’s refused to concede to presumed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who Thursday won the endorsement of President Obama.

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President Obama met with Bernie Sanders on Thursday morning at the White House. Now that Hillary Clinton has clinched the Democratic nomination, the question on the minds of many Democrats is when the Vermont senator will give up his fight for the party's presidential nomination.

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History was made Tuesday night when Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be declared the presumptive presidential nominee for a major American political party. Another woman who made political history is well known to Vermonters: Madeleine Kunin, is the first, and to this point only, woman governor in Vermont history.

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Bernie Sanders returned to Vermont on Wednesday after a brutal day on the campaign trail earlier this week. His decisive loss in the battleground of California has sharpened calls for his concession to Hillary Clinton. But Sanders has vowed to fight on, for now at least. And many of his home-state supporters stand behind that decision.

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The final Super Tuesday of the presidential primary season always has the potential of being huge, or a mere afterthought. This year, on the Democratic side, it was the former.

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Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic primary in California, The Associated Press reports.

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The Associated Press has declared Hillary Clinton is the “presumptive” Democratic party nominee after reaching the delegate threshold necessary to secure her party’s nomination.

But, because the AP count includes hundreds of superdelegates, some of whom could change their minds before voting at next month’s convention, the campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling the AP report a “rush to judgment.”

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During the current presidential campaign, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders has received more individual contributions than any other person in the history of American politics.

And at the same time that Sanders campaigns tirelessly to win the party's nomination, he's also used his fundraising abilities to help local and state candidates across the country.

The would-be Bernie Sanders vs. Donald Trump throwdown will only live on in the minds of comedy writers.

In a surprise development, the campaign of Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says it hopes to debate with the presumed Republican candidate Donald Trump before the California primary on June 7.

Vermont Republican Party Vice Chairman Brady Toensing called on Sen. Bernie Sanders this week to release documents related to the senator’s involvement in a financing deal his wife secured for Burlington College while she was president of the alternative liberal arts college.

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It’s only been a year since Bernie Sanders stood on the waterfront in Burlington to announce his bid for the presidency. But his impact on the Democratic Party he chose to run under has already been substantial, and many left-leaning Vermonters say Sanders’ candidacy is shifting the ideological balance of the Vermont Democratic Party. 

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Vermont Democrats have decided to change this state’s role in the election of presidential candidates. The 2016 primary between Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton has soured many voters on the concept of superdelegates.

Kristina Barker / AP

The issue of unpledged delegates, or superdelegates, as they’re called, will be hotly contested at the Democratic National Convention this July. But here in Vermont, Bernie Sanders’ supporters are ready to take matters into their own hands on the superdelegate front, even if the national party isn’t willing to act.