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  Sanders, Bernie
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AffiliationIndependent  
<-  2019-07-03  
 
NameBernie Sanders
Address221 Van Patten Parkway
Burlington, Vermont 05408, United States
Emailbernie@bernie.org
Websitehttp://www.bernie.org
DonateDonate
Born September 08, 1941 (79 years)
ContributorClassical Liberal
Last ModifedRBH
Apr 09, 2021 03:49pm
Tags Caucasian - Jewish - Polish - Married - Judaism - Straight -
InfoBernie Sanders is serving his third term in the U.S. Senate after winning re-election in 2018. His previous 16 years in the House of Representatives make him the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history.

Born in 1941 in Brooklyn, Sanders attended James Madison High School, Brooklyn College and the University of Chicago. After graduating in 1964, he moved to Vermont. In 1981, he was elected (by 10 votes) to the first of four terms as mayor of Burlington. Sanders lectured at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and at Hamilton College in upstate New York before his 1990 election as Vermont’s at-large member in Congress.

The Almanac of American Politics calls Sanders a “practical and successful legislator.” Throughout his career he has focused on the shrinking American middle class and the growing income and wealth gaps in the United States. As chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Sanders in 2014 passed legislation reforming the VA health care system. Congressional Quarterly said he was able “to bridge Washington’s toxic partisan divide and cut one of the most significant deals in years.”

Today, Sanders remains on the veterans committee and was tapped by Senate leadership to be the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee. He also serves on the Environment and Public Works Committee, where he has focused on global warming and rebuilding our nation’s crumbling infrastructure. He is a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, where he has championed efforts to transform our energy system from fossil fuels to renewable power sources like solar and wind. He also sits on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, where he has fought for greater access to affordable health care and improved education programs from pre-K to college.

Family
Married: Jane O’Meara Sanders
Children: Levi, Heather, Carina, and David
Seven grandchildren

The Sanders family resides in Burlington, Vt.

Education:
James Madison High School, Brooklyn N.Y.
University of Chicago, B.A. 1964

Elected Office:
Mayor of Burlington, 1981-1989
U.S. House of Representatives, 1991-2007
U.S. Senate, 2007-present

Committee Assignments:
Budget
Energy and Natural Resources
Environment and Public Works
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Veterans’ Affairs

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
03/27/2020-03/30/2020 Selzer & Co. 42.00% ( 0.0) 43.00% ( 0.0) 15.00% ( 0.0)
10/30/2018-11/01/2018 Gravis Marketing 63.00% ( 0.0) 34.00% ( 0.0) 3.00% ( 0.0)
07/06/2018-07/16/2018 Braun Research 66.00% ( 0.0) 24.00% ( 0.0) 10.00% ( 0.0)
01/01/2017-03/31/2017 Morning Consult 75.00% ( 0.0) 21.00% ( 0.0) 4.00% ( 0.0)
07/28/2011-07/31/2011 Public Policy Polling 67.00% ( 0.0) 28.00% ( 0.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
04/28/2004-04/30/2004 Research 2000 58.00% ( 0.0) 21.00% ( 0.0) 21.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
03/17/2016-03/24/2016 Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (D) 45.00% ( 0.0) 40.00% ( 0.0) 15.00% ( 0.0)

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EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Apr 14, 2020 11:00am Statement Sanders says opposing Biden is ‘irresponsible’  Article RP 
Feb 23, 2020 09:10pm News On 60 Minutes, Bernie says it’s ‘unfair to say everything is bad’ about Cuban revolution  Article EastTexasDem 
Feb 22, 2020 10:00am Election Guide Sanders condemns Russian interference in 2020 elections  Article PA Indy 
Jan 30, 2020 06:30pm News Bernie Sanders’ 1972 Comments on Segregationist Governor Spark Uproar  Article EastTexasDem 
May 22, 2019 04:00am Strategy Small-dollar Bernie sidles up to big money  Article RP 
Apr 24, 2019 10:30pm News Sanders gets tough reception at minority women’s event, signaling challenges ahead  Article EastTexasDem 

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FAMILY
Wife Jane O'Meara Sanders 00, 1988-
Son Levi Sanders 0000-
Father Eli Sanders 1904-1962
Brother Larry Sanders 1934-
Stepdaughter Carina N. Driscoll 1974-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  02/03/2021 US Senate Budget Committee Chair Won 50.00% (+0.00%)
  02/02/2021 Energy Committee - Seat 3 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  02/02/2021 Environment Committee - Seat 2 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/18/2020 US President - D Convention Lost 24.42% (-51.06%)
  08/11/2020 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.00% (-94.09%)
  07/12/2020 PR US President - D Primary Lost 14.79% (-47.57%)
  07/11/2020 US President - G Convention Lost 0.28% (-58.54%)
  01/03/2019 Budget Committee Chairman Lost 47.62% (-4.76%)
  11/06/2018 VT US Senate Won 67.36% (+39.92%)
  11/06/2018 VT Governor Lost 0.00% (-55.18%)
  08/14/2018 VT US Senate - PRG Primary Won 85.27% (+76.03%)
  08/14/2018 VT US Senate - D Primary Won 94.02% (+88.46%)
  08/14/2018 VT US Senate - R Primary Lost 4.13% (-33.34%)
  01/03/2017 Budget Committee Chairman Lost 47.62% (-4.76%)
  12/19/2016 US President - Electoral Vote Lost 0.19% (-56.32%)
  11/08/2016 US President - Popular Vote Lost 0.07% (-48.11%)
  11/08/2016 VT Governor Lost 0.02% (-52.89%)
  11/08/2016 VT Lt. Governor Lost 0.01% (-52.08%)
  11/08/2016 VT US Senate Lost 0.03% (-61.23%)
  11/08/2016 VT At-Large Lost 0.02% (-89.51%)
  11/08/2016 VT Treasurer Lost 0.01% (-82.30%)
  11/08/2016 VT Secretary of State Lost 0.01% (-89.37%)
  08/09/2016 VT Governor - D Primary Lost 0.02% (-50.34%)
  08/09/2016 VT US Senate - D Primary Lost 0.08% (-88.51%)
  08/09/2016 VT Governor - PRG Primary Won 23.83% (-1.91%)
  08/09/2016 VT US Senate - PRG Primary Lost 7.76% (-44.08%)
  08/09/2016 VT US Senate - R Primary Lost 0.05% (-96.81%)
  08/09/2016 VT Secretary of State - D Primary Lost 0.02% (-99.62%)
  08/09/2016 VT At-Large - R Primary Lost 0.76% (-60.30%)
  08/09/2016 VT At-Large - D Primary Lost 0.03% (-99.46%)
  07/26/2016 US President - D Convention Lost 39.16% (-20.52%)
  05/24/2016 WA US President - D Primary Lost 47.62% (-4.75%)
  05/17/2016 OR US President - IndOR Primary Lost 29.73% (-3.57%)
  05/10/2016 NE US President - D Primary Lost 46.92% (-6.15%)
  03/07/2016 US President - G Primaries Lost 0.03% (-73.92%)
  02/09/2016 US President - D Primaries Lost 43.12% (-12.10%)
  01/03/2015 Budget Chairman Lost 45.45% (-9.09%)
  01/03/2013 Veterans' Affairs Chairperson Won 57.14% (+14.29%)
  11/06/2012 Energy Committee Seat 4 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 Environment Committee Seat 5 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 VT US Senate Won 71.03% (+46.13%)
  11/06/2012 Budget Committee Seat 4 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 VT US Senate Won 65.41% (+33.04%)
  09/12/2006 VT US Senate - D Primary Won 94.15% (+92.62%)
  11/02/2004 VT At-Large Won 67.37% (+42.90%)
  09/14/2004 VT At Large - PRG Primary Won 47.23% (+11.54%)
  09/14/2004 VT At-Large - D Primary Lost 10.88% (-75.26%)
  11/05/2002 VT At-Large Won 64.26% (+31.96%)
  09/10/2002 VT At-Large - D Primary Won 65.15% (+30.29%)
  11/07/2000 VT At-Large Won 69.21% (+50.87%)
  09/12/2000 VT At-Large - R Primary Lost 1.74% (-90.74%)
  09/12/2000 VT At-Large - D Primary Lost 5.92% (-85.02%)
  11/03/1998 VT At-Large Won 63.40% (+30.52%)
  09/08/1998 VT At-Large - D Primary Won 47.88% (+32.78%)
  11/05/1996 VT At-Large Won 55.23% (+22.64%)
  09/08/1996 VT At-Large - D Primary Lost 29.52% (-38.42%)
  11/08/1994 VT At-Large Won 49.89% (+3.30%)
  09/06/1994 VT At-Large - D Primary Won 42.45% (+11.00%)
  11/03/1992 VT At-Large Won 57.78% (+26.92%)
  11/06/1990 VT At-Large Won 56.00% (+16.48%)
  09/11/1990 VT At-Large - D Primary Lost 13.84% (-27.43%)
  11/08/1988 VT At-Large Lost 37.50% (-3.71%)
  03/03/1987 Burlington, VT Mayor Won 55.89% (+11.77%)
  11/04/1986 VT Governor Lost 14.45% (-32.57%)
  03/05/1985 Burlington, VT Mayor Won 55.32% (+23.87%)
  03/01/1983 Burlington, VT Mayor Won 52.12% (+21.44%)
  03/03/1981 Burlington, VT Mayor Won 43.43% (+0.11%)
  11/02/1976 VT Governor Lost 6.09% (-47.30%)
  11/05/1974 VT US Senate Lost 4.13% (-45.34%)
  11/07/1972 VT Governor Lost 1.15% (-54.09%)
  01/07/1972 VT US Senate - Special Election Lost 2.20% (-62.11%)
ENTERED, DROPPED OUT
  12/10/2020 TIME Person of the Year Lost 0.00% (-50.00%)
  08/11/2020 US President - D Primaries Lost 26.63% (-24.83%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  03/22/2021 US Secretary of Labor Lost 0.00% (-70.10%)
  08/11/2020 US Vice President - D Selection Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  04/01/2020 US President - G Primaries Lost 0.04% (-35.02%)
  01/03/2015 Veterans' Affairs Chairman Lost 0.00% (-53.33%)
  11/04/2014 Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Chairperson Lost 0.00% (-54.55%)
ENDORSEMENTS
OH District 11 - Special D Primary - Aug 03, 2021 D Nina Turner
MA State House - Nineteenth Suffolk - Special D Primary - Mar 02, 2021 D Juan Pablo Jaramillo
US Secretary of Agriculture - Feb 23, 2021 NPA Reject
New York City Council 24 Special - Feb 02, 2021 D Moumita Ahmed
Los Angeles County District Attorney - Runoff - Nov 03, 2020 D George Gascon
CA State Assembly 59 - Nov 03, 2020 D Reggie Jones-Sawyer
Los Angeles City Council - District 4 - Runoff - Nov 03, 2020 N Nithya Raman
Portland, OR Mayor - Nov 03, 2020 N Sarah Iannarone
TX District 25 - Nov 03, 2020 D Julie Oliver
GA US Senate - Special Election - Nov 03, 2020 D Raphael Warnock
NH Governor - D Primary - Sep 08, 2020 D Andru Volinsky
Broward State Attorney - 17th Judicial Circuit - D Primary - Aug 18, 2020 D Joe Kimok
MN District 05 - D Primary - Aug 11, 2020 D Ilhan Omar
VT Governor - D Primary - Aug 11, 2020 PRG David E. Zuckerman
PR Governor - PPD Primary - Aug 16, 2020 PPD Carmen Yulín Cruz
Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney - Primary - Aug 08, 2020 N Jacquie Esser
WA District 10 - Blanket Primary - Aug 04, 2020 D Beth Doglio
MO District 01 - D Primary - Aug 04, 2020 D Cori Bush
MI State House 009 - D Primary - Aug 04, 2020 D Roslyn M. Ogburn
MO State Senate 05 - D Primary - Aug 04, 2020 D Megan Ellyia Green
Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney - D Primary - Aug 04, 2020 D Victoria Burton-Harris
St. Louis City Circuit Attorney - D Primary - Aug 04, 2020 D Kimberly M. Gardner
Washtenaw County, MI Prosecuting Attorney - D Primary - Aug 04, 2020 D Eli Savit
TX District 10 - D Runoff - Jul 14, 2020 D Mike Siegel
NJ District 05 - D Primary - Jul 07, 2020 D Arati Kreibich
NJ District 12 - D Primary - Jul 07, 2020 D Bonnie Watson Coleman
District Attorney - Arapahoe - D Primary - Jun 30, 2020 D Amy Padden
District Attorney - 12th District - D Primary - Jun 30, 2020 D Alonzo Payne
Albany County District Attorney - D Primary - Jun 23, 2020 D Matthew A. Toporowski
NY State Senate 13 - D Primary - Jun 23, 2020 D Jessica Ramos
NY State Senate 18 - D Primary - Jun 23, 2020 D Julia Salazar
KY US Senate - D Primary - Jun 23, 2020 D Charles Booker
NY District 16 - D Primary - Jun 23, 2020 D Jamaal Bowman
NY District 17 - D Primary - Jun 23, 2020 D Mondaire Jones
NY District 15 - D Primary - Jun 23, 2020 D Samelys Lopez
SC State House 090 - D Primary - Jun 09, 2020 D Justin Bamberg
SC State House 111 - D Primary - Jun 09, 2020 D Wendell G. Gilliard
PA State House 034 - D Primary - Jun 02, 2020 D Summer L. Lee
PA State Senate 01 - D Primary - Jun 02, 2020 D Nikil Saval
PA State Senate 17 - D Primary - Jun 02, 2020 D Amanda Cappelletti
PA State House 188 - D Primary - Jun 02, 2020 D Rick Krajewski
IL District 03 - D Primary - Mar 17, 2020 D Marie Newman
CA District 53 - Open Primary - Mar 03, 2020 D Georgette Gomez
TX District 28 - D Primary - Mar 03, 2020 D Jessica Cisneros
US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia - Apr 10, 2019 NPA Reject
VT State Senate - Rutland County - Nov 06, 2018 D Scott Garren
NY Attorney General - D Primary - Sep 13, 2018 D Zephyr Teachout
FL Governor - D Primary - Aug 28, 2018 D Andrew T. Gillum
KS District 03 - D Primary - Aug 07, 2018 D Brent Welder
KS District 04 - D Primary - Aug 07, 2018 D James Thompson
US Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Jul 23, 2018 NPA Reject
CO State House 09 - D Primary - Jun 26, 2018 D Emily Sirota
CO Attorney General - D Primary - Jun 26, 2018 D Joseph A. Salazar
MD Governor - D Primary - Jun 26, 2018 D Ben Jealous
IA District 03 - D Primary - Jun 05, 2018 D Pete D'Alessandro
GA Governor - D Primary - May 22, 2018 D Stacey Abrams
PA District 07 - D Primary - May 15, 2018 D Gregory Edwards
PA Lieutenant Governor - D Primary - May 15, 2018 D John K. Fetterman
IL District 04 - D Primary - Mar 20, 2018 D Jesus G. "Chuy" Garcia
IL District 03 - D Primary - Mar 20, 2018 D Marie Newman
Burlington, VT Mayor - Mar 06, 2018 PRG Carina N. Driscoll
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jan 23, 2018 NPA Reject
US Secretary of the Army - Nov 15, 2017 NPA Reject
Atlanta Mayor - Nov 07, 2017 D Vincent Fort
US Ambassador to the Holy See - Oct 16, 2017 NPA Reject
GA District 06 - Special Runoff - Jun 20, 2017 D Jon Ossoff
VA Governor - D Primary - Jun 13, 2017 D Tom Perriello
US Trade Representative - May 11, 2017 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Agriculture - Apr 24, 2017 NPA Reject
US Director of National Intelligence - Mar 15, 2017 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Commerce - Feb 27, 2017 NPA Reject
DNC Party Chair - Feb 25, 2017 D Keith M. Ellison
US Secretary of Transportation - Jan 31, 2017 NPA Reject
US Ambassador to the United Nations - Jan 24, 2017 NPA Reject
Berkeley Mayor - Nov 08, 2016 D Jesse Arreguin
UK Parliament - Witney - By-election - Oct 20, 2016 GPEW Larry Sanders
FL District 23 - D Primary - Aug 30, 2016 NPA Tim Canova
WA District 07 - Blanket Primary - Aug 02, 2016 D Pramila Jayapal
NY District 19 - D Primary - Jun 28, 2016 D Zephyr Teachout
NV District 04 - D Primary - Jun 14, 2016 D Lucy Flores
US Attorney General - Apr 23, 2015 D Loretta Lynch
Chicago Mayor - Runoff - Apr 07, 2015 D Jesus G. "Chuy" Garcia
US Secretary of Commerce - Jun 25, 2013 NPA Reject
C.I.A. Director - Mar 07, 2013 NPA Reject
US Secretary of the Treasury - Feb 27, 2013 NPA Reject
US Senate Control - Nov 06, 2012 D Democratic Party Control
US Senate Majority Leader - Nov 06, 2012 D Harry M. Reid
US Senate Control - Nov 02, 2010 D Democratic Party Control
VT Auditor - D Primary - Aug 24, 2010 D Doug Hoffer
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jan 28, 2010 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 I Sonia Sotomayor
US Secretary of Health and Human Services - Apr 28, 2009 D Howard Dean
U.S. Trade Representative - Mar 18, 2009 NPA Reject
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 D Eric Holder
US Secretary of the Treasury - Jan 26, 2009 NPA Reject
OMB Director - Sep 04, 2007 NPA Reject
US Senate Control - Nov 07, 2006 D Democratic Party Control
VT At-Large - Nov 07, 2006 D Peter Welch
NY District 11 - D Primary - Sep 12, 2006 D Chris Owens
VT Lt. Governor - D Primary - Sep 14, 2004 D Cheryl Rivers
VT Governor - Nov 05, 2002 D Doug Racine
US President - Dec 18, 2000 D Al Gore
VT Governor - Nov 07, 2000 PRG Anthony Pollina
US President - Dec 16, 1996 D Bill Clinton
VT US President - D Primary - Mar 01, 1988 D Jesse L. Jackson
VT US President - Nov 06, 1984 DFL Walter F. "Fritz" Mondale
VT US President - Nov 04, 1980 SWP Clifton DeBerry
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