Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has already announced that he will again seek the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, also filed a new fundraising committee to seek re-election to the Senate in 2024. As he has always done except when running for President, Sen. Sanders filed as an Independent.
This is yet another indication that the Senator is unconcerned with a Democratic National Committee rule, adopted last year, that only allows Democratic Party members to win the presidential nomination. Mr. Sanders is the only candidate or potential candidate who is neither a registered Democrat nor has held office as a Democrat, which are the only two qualifiers for becoming the party nominee. Since the rule was passed, Sen. Sanders refused the Vermont Democratic Party’s offer of running on their 2018 ballot line and has now filed for re-election more than five years in the future as an Independent.
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