How does Bernie Sanders stack against other 2020 Democratic presidential candidates?

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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 30th, 2019. Photo credit: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced this morning he’s entering the 2020 presidential race, bringing the Democratic candidate count to 12. As an underdog, Sanders had a surprisingly strong showing in 2016 against Hillary Clinton. But the Democratic party has changed a lot in the two years since Sanders made his first run at the presidency. There are more candidates embracing his liberal ideas, and the candidates themselves are more diverse.

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Guest:
Holly Otterbein - national reporter for Politico covering the 2020 election

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Caitlin Plummer, Adriana Cargill