Washington — US senator Bernie Sanders, the progressive populist who mounted a fierce challenge to frontrunner Hillary Clinton in the 2016 White House campaign, said on Tuesday he will again seek the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2020. Sanders, 77, announced his candidacy in a lengthy early-morning e-mail to supporters, pledging to build a vast grassroots movement to confront the special interests that he said dominate the government and politics. “Our campaign is about creating a government and economy that works for the many, not just the few,” Sanders said, asking for 1-million people to sign up to start the effort. The senator from Vermont launched his insurgent 2016 candidacy against Clinton as a long shot, but ended up capturing 23 state nominating contests and pushing the party to the left, generating tension between its establishment and liberal wings that has not entirely abated. This time around, Sanders has been among the leaders in opinion polls of prospe...

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