MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders has held his first home state rally of his 2020 campaign, telling a large crowd on the Vermont Statehouse lawn that his ideas that seemed radical to some in the last presidential election — such as health care for all and raising the minimum wage — are not so radical today.
Sanders told the crowd on Saturday that this is a pivotal moment in American history.
He said the 1% in this country have enormous wealth and power but 99% is a lot bigger.
Vermont Congressman Peter Welch and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream co-founder Ben Cohen on Saturday touted Sanders’ achievements in the state where the independent senator got his political start and praised his consistent message.(Copyright (c) 2019 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)