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Independent from Vermont

Bernie Sanders is a senator from Vermont. Sanders was first elected to the Senate in 2007 and was re-elected in 2012 and 2018. The senator also ran an unsuccessful presidential campaign in 2016, losing the Democratic primary to Hillary Clinton. From 1991 until 2007, he was the representative of Vermont’s At-Large District of the House of Representatives. Sanders was the mayor of Burlington from 1981 to 1989. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Chicago. In 2019, he announced he is running for the Democratic nomination for president.

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Three Californians — Sen. Kamala Harris, Rep. Eric Swalwell, and self-help author Marianne Williamson — will make their case to be the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee at tonight's debate in Miami. PolitiFact California has this look at their biographies, top issues and recent fact checks on them. 

An honest question: Where does truthfulness rank as Democrats select a 2020 candidate?

How important is honesty and trustworthiness as Democrats select a 2020 candidate to support? And has this quality lost value in this ‘post-truth’ era? PolitiFact California asked polling experts and delegates at the California Democratic Party Convention to weigh in. 

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