Bernie Sanders is the Independent US Senator representing the State of Vermont. He may very well be our best choice to recover our country from the Kochs, the Waltons, Grover Norquist, Karl Rove, the Banksters, Corporateers, the Military-Industrial Complex and the worldwide Empire of military bases.
Bernie first ran for Governor of Vermont in 1972 and lost, he lost again in 1974, and again in 1976. He ran for Mayor of Burlington in 1981 and won, and won again in 1983, 1985, and 1987. He then ran for a seat in the US House of Representatives in 1988 and lost with 38% of the vote but tried again in 1990 and won with 56% of the vote. He won every successive campaign for Congress until he ran in 2006 for the US Senate and won over his opponent 2 to 1. He was then re-elected in 2012 with 71% of the vote.
Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator, Vermont
An independent who caucuses with the Democrats, Sanders’ unabashed democratic socialist views have nevertheless served him well with independent voters, 68% of whom like the work he has done for them. Democrats are unanimously behind him, 93-5, and even a quarter of the state’s more moderate Republicans give him good marks.” ___ http://archives.politicususa.com/2011/08/02/socialism-bernie-sanders.html
In 2012, “Sanders defeated businessman Rich Tarrant by an approximately 2-to-1 margin. Many national media outlets projected Sanders the winner before any returns came in. Sanders was reelected in 2012 with 71% of the vote.” ___ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Sanders