Sanders bows out, leaving Democrats stronger and focused

From universal healthcare to raising the minimum wage, prioritizing the environment to relieving student debt, Sanders helped the Democratic Party solidify its base.

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April 9, 2020 - 9:40 AM

Bernie Sanders speaks during a fundraiser in Iowa on Aug. 9, 2019, in Clear Lake, Iowa. Photo by (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Bernie Sanders was perhaps the wrong man with the right message.

On Wednesday, the Vermont Senator ended his second presidential quest, acceding a majority of Democrats are casting their lot with Joe Biden for the party’s nomination.

Even so, Sanders’s policies are more important now than ever.

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