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Bernie Sanders Talks About Possibility of a 2020 Run

He says if he's the best person to beat Trump, he'll likely go for it
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 26, 2018 11:35 AM CST
In this Oct. 30, 2018 file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks in support of Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous at a campaign rally in Bethesda, Md.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

(Newser) – Bernie 2020? It's a distinct possibility: "If there’s somebody else who appears who can, for whatever reason, do a better job than me, I’ll work my ass off to elect him or her," Bernie Sanders tells New York of the next presidential election. But, the Vermont senator adds, "If it turns out that I am the best candidate to beat Donald Trump, then I will probably run." He insists, however, "I’m not one of those sons of multimillionaires whose parents told them they were going to become president of the United States. I don’t wake up in the morning with any burning desire that I have to be president." The Hill notes that Sanders, 77, also said last week his team was "looking at" the possibility of running in 2020. (Hillary, too?)

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