Bernie Sanders
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"Bernard "Bernie" Sanders" is an American politician and the Seniority in the United States Senate/junior United States Senate/United States Senator from Vermont. Before serving in the Senate, he represented Vermont's at-large congressional district in the United States House of Representatives and served as mayor of Burlington, Vermont/Burlington, the largest city in Vermont.

Sanders is a self-described democratic socialism/democratic socialist, and has praised Nordic model/Scandinavian-style social democracy.Sasha Issenberg (January 9, 2010). [http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2010/01/09/sanders_a_growing_force_on_the_far_far_left/?page=1 Sanders a growing force on the far, far left]. Boston Globe. Retrieved August 24, 2013.

*“You go to Scandinavia, and you will find that people have a much higher standard of living, in terms of education, health care, and decent paying jobs.'’ – Bernie Sanders

Sanders runs for office as an independent (politician)/independent but Congressional caucus/caucuses with the Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party and is counted as a Democrat for purposes of committee assignments. He was the only independent member of the House during most of his service and is the longest-serving independent in U.S. Congressional history.

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