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Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was elected to the U.S. Senate after serving sixteen years in the House of Representatives. Sanders twice ran to become the Democratic Party presidential nominee and remains the longest-serving independent member of Congress in American history. Elected Mayor of Burlington, Vermont, he served four terms. Before his election as Vermont's at-large member in Congress, Sanders lectured at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and at Hamilton College in upstate New York.