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'I know where I came from': Sanders outlines life story at campaign kickoff rally

Mar 03, 2019 - Politico

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Bernie Sanders finally got personal.

After rarely talking about his early years in his first chase for the White House, the Vermont senator started his 2020 bid here at a rally highlighting his origins as the son of an immigrant, a lower-middle-class child and a young civil rights activist.

Sanders and a group of speakers that preceded him, including South Carolina state Rep. Terry Alexander, criminal justice activist Shaun King and former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turne...