Sanders’ first 2020 campaign rally will be in Brooklyn

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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) will hold his first campaign rally of the 2020 cycle in his home town of Brooklyn, New York, the senator announced Wednesday.

In a tweet, Sanders confirmed that he would kick off his 2020 bid for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination on Saturday at Brooklyn College, in the New York City neighborhood where Sanders says he was “born and raised.”

“Let’s show Trump and the powerful special interests what they’re up against,” the senator tweeted Wednesday evening.


Sanders’ 2016 bid for the presidency, initially considered a long-shot by many analysts, was punctuated by massive campaign rallies across the country featuring tens of thousands of supporters, and the senator saw some of the largest crowds of any 2016 candidate for president before his second-place finish to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House accuses Biden of pushing ‘conspiracy theories’ with Trump election claim Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton qualifies to run for county commissioner in Florida MORE.

The Vermont senator announced a second bid for the presidency earlier this month on Vermont Public Radio, calling President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE a “racist, a sexist, [and] a homophobe” while vowing to build on the success of his 2016 run.

“[W]hat I promise to do is, as I go around the country, is to take the values that all of us in Vermont are proud of — a belief in justice, in community, in grass-roots politics, in town meetings — that’s what I’m going to carry all over this country,” Sanders said.

“We began the political revolution in the 2016 campaign, and now it’s time to move that revolution forward,” he added at the time.

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Several of Sanders’ 2016 advisers recently left his 2020 campaign, citing creative differences, while the senator enjoyed a massive $6 million small-donor fundraising haul in the 24 hours following his campaign announcement.

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