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Bernie Sanders Won't Vow to Serve Full Senate Term as He Mulls 2020 Bid

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By    |   Tuesday, 30 October 2018 02:13 PM

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has declined to make a vow to serve his full six-year term if reelected in the upcoming midterm elections, saying he has not decided whether he will run for president again in 2020.

“Right now, my focus is on the year 2018, but if you’re asking me to make an absolute pledge as to whether I’ll be running for president or not, I’m not going to make that pledge.

"The simple truth is I have not made that decision. But I’m not going to sit here and tell you that I may not run. I may. But on the other hand, I may not,” the senator said Monday night at a forum in Winooski, according to Vermont independent newspaper Seven Days.

When asked again if he would pledge to serve a full term, Sanders said “If I’m elected president of the United States? Probably impossible to be a senator and a president at the same time. So the answer to that is probably no. But I haven’t made that decision as to whether I’ll run.

He added that “If I run and win, the likelihood is I will not be Vermont’s senator.”

When asked if he would make a pledge to keep his attendance rate above 95 percent if reelected, as he had prior to running for president in 2016, Sanders said, “I think maybe you didn’t hear me the first time. I ran for president of the United States. And when you run for president of the United States, you actually go around the country. You have to campaign in order to do that." 

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