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Top Political Pollster Projects Winner Of New Hampshire Primary

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(From L) Democratic presidential hopefuls entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and Billionaire activist Tom Steyer arrive onstage for the eighth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by ABC News, WMUR-TV and Apple News at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, on February 7, 2020.
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Dave Wasserman, editor of the non-partisan Cook Political Report, projected that socialist Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire Democrat primary.

Wasserman wrote: “I’ve seen enough. Projection: Bernie Sanders wins the NH Democratic primary.”

Wasserman added, “Projection: Amy Klobuchar will finish in third place in NH, w/ roughly double the vote shares of Biden/Warren.”

NBC News reported: “In New Hampshire Democratic primary, Joe Biden and Sen. Warren will not reach the 15% threshold statewide and in each congressional district, according to the @NBCNews Decision Desk, meaning they will not receive delegates from the #NHprimary.”

NBC News also confirmed that Sanders was leading in New Hampshire and that Buttigieg and Klobuchar were in second and third place respectively, although the final results still were not official.

Decision Desk HQ later called the race for Sanders.

The Daily Wire highlighted Sanders’ history and political views in an in-depth profile piece last year:

Bernard Sanders has served as a U.S. senator from Vermont since 2007, and previously served as a U.S. congressman from Vermont from 1991–2007. He is a self-described “democratic socialist” and is presently second — behind only former Vice President Joe Biden — in most 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination polling. Sanders, who is Jewish by birth, is a native of Brooklyn, New York, and went to college at the University of Chicago. It was during his time in Chicago that Sanders first became active in socialist circles and involved with other far-left causes. Although he has sometimes caucused with the Democratic Party during his time in Congress, Sanders has spent most of his adult political life as a registered political independent.

Sanders’ first marriage ended in divorce, and he has been married since 1988 to Jane O’Meara Sanders, a social worker and college administrator. He has four children and seven grandchildren. If successfully nominated for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination, he would be the oldest nominee for a major American political party in modern history (he is now 77 years old).

Although Sanders’ far-left across-the-board viewpoints were once considered to be an outlier within Democratic/Democratic-adjacent circles, he is now widely reputed to be one of the Democratic Party thought leaders.

Electoral History: In the 1970s, Sanders unsuccessfully sought various political offices in Vermont under the partisan label of the Liberty Union Party, which is best described as “anti-war” and generally far-left in orientation. Sanders first successfully sought elected office in 1980, when he ran for mayor of Burlington, Vermont. He served as mayor of Burlington for eight years, and was known for restricting private property rights, imposing price controls, raising property taxes, taking “goodwill” trips to the Soviet Union, Cuba, and Sandinista-run Nicaragua, and flying a hammer-and-sickle Soviet flag in his mayoral office.

In 1990, Sanders became the first political independent to be elected to Congress since 1950. He was re-elected seven subsequent times, generally winning by wide margins. Soon after his election to Congress, he co-founded the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which he used as a vehicle for far-left political activism while still refusing to join the Democratic Party.

Continue reading: Where Does Bernie Sanders Stand On The Issues? Here’s Everything You Need To Know.

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