It looks like Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is taking steps to position himself for another run for president in 2020.
Politico reports Sanders is filling gaps in his resume and working on new relationships with the Democrat establishment.
Bernie Sanders is taking steps to address longstanding political shortcomings that were exposed in 2016, ahead of another possible presidential bid in 2020.
From forging closer ties to the labor movement to shoring up his once-flimsy foreign policy credentials, the moves have provided the senator inroads into party power structures that largely shunned him in favor of Hillary Clinton last year. They’ve also empowered the progressive icon to harness his newfound political power and help Democrats fight President Donald Trump’s administration.
During his primary contest against Hillary Clinton, Sanders energized the left-wing base making his campaign a very strong competitor to the former First Lady and Secretary of State.
Clinton won the Democrat primary but she got help from the DNC as noted by former interim head Donna Brazile.
Sanders remains in the media spotlight, frequently criticizing President Trump in the media.
If Sanders runs he will likely face a number of Democrat candidates.
But as the leading representative of the left-wing base and learning from his first run, Sanders could make a strong candidate to competitively compete for the Democrat nominee for president in 2020.
With Sanders’ left-wing views he would face an uphill battle against President Trump if the president decided to run for a second term.