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Sanders Eyes 'Bigger' 2020 Bid Despite Some Warning Signs



    Sanders Eyes 'Bigger' 2020 Bid Despite Some Warning Signs
    Jose Luis Magana/AP
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., accompanied by Democrat Ben Jealous, speaks to the crowd during a gubernatorial campaign rally in Maryland's Democratic primary at downtown Silver Spring, Md., Monday, June 18, 2018.

    An insurgent underdog no more, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is laying the groundwork to launch a "bigger" presidential campaign than his first. And his advisers are predicting he would open the 2020 Democratic presidential primary season as a front-runner.

    A final decision has not been made. But those closest to the 77-year-old democratic socialist suggest that neither age nor interest from a several liberal presidential prospects would dissuade him from taking a second shot at the presidency. And as Sanders' brain trust gathered for a weekend Vermont summit, some spoke about a 2020 White House bid as if it was a foregone conclusion.

    There were also signs of cracks in Sanders' political base as some supporters eyed a 2020 Democratic field in which Sanders wouldn't be the only anti-establishment liberal.

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