Tags: 2016 Elections | Hillary Clinton | Bernie Sanders | Hillary Clinton | president

Sen. Bernie Sanders Moving to Challenge Hillary in 2016

Image: Sen. Bernie Sanders Moving to Challenge Hillary in 2016 (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 09:26 AM

By Melissa Clyne

For a while, Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Democratic socialist from Vermont, has been hinting that he may join the 2016 presidential race. The Hill reports that Sanders is doing more than talking. In September he’s traveling to New Hampshire and Iowa, two states key to winning a presidential nomination.

Over Labor Day weekend, Sanders will speak at an AFL-CIO breakfast in Manchester before heading to Iowa, showing up at the same time Hillary Clinton will be there "building support" for her own 2016 run, according to The Hill.

"I’ll be going to New Hampshire, and I’ll be going to Iowa. That’s part of my trying to ascertain the kind of support that exists for a presidential run," he told The Hill on Monday.

Earlier in August, during an interview with Time, Sanders minced no words, saying he’d make a better president than Hillary Clinton.

Urgent: Should Hillary Run in 2016? Vote Now

"If you talk about the need for a political revolution in America, it’s fair to say that Secretary Clinton probably will not be one of the more active people," he said.

And he told Yahoo News that Clinton should not be the assumed nominee of the Democratic Party, adding that she is not a "sufficient champion" to address the income inequality problem plaguing the country.

"She has accomplished a lot of very positive things in her career, but I'm not quite sure that the political process is one in which we anoint people," he said.

America is quickly becoming an oligarchy, where a small minority control a vast majority of the wealth, Sanders said.

He plans to visit South Carolina this week — the Palmetto State is home to an early 2016 presidential primary — to speak at an event sponsored by Progressive Voters of America, South Forward, and the South Carolina Progressive Network, according to The Hill.

Though many liberals question Clinton’s ties to Wall Street, Sanders has declined to comment on the subject.

"I don’t want to speak about other people," he said.

Urgent: Should Hillary Run in 2016? Vote Now

Related Stories:

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Author: Jeb Bush Has Conservative Record as Governor

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 15:35 PM

As there is much debate over the conservative credentials of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a University of Northern Flor . . .

NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Facing Corruption Charges, Will Be Replaced

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 19:53 PM

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is being given until Feb. 2 to resign his leadership position or he’ll face an  . . .

Sarah Palin Receives Plaudits From Pro-Hillary Clinton Group

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 18:51 PM

Sarah Palin is picking up an unexpected title: top fundraiser for a group promoting a potential Hillary Rodham Clinton c . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved