Thursday, February 11, 2016

Revisiting 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders' Pre-2000 Political Career--Part 3

In his 1991 book, The Socialist Mayor: Bernard Sanders in Burlington, Vermont, Steven Soifer indicated how 2016 Democratic presidential primary candidate Bernie Sanders won election for a third term as mayor of Burlington, Vermont in the late 1980's:

"After Sanders's unsuccessful 1986 gubernatorial bid, the daily newspaper speculated that he would run for mayor again....At the beginning of December [1986], Sanders threw his hat into the ring....Sanders announced that....this would be his last race for mayor....

"As the race unfolded....Sanders proposed a 4-cent tax increase to hire more police officers and administrative personnel and to buy more police cruisers--his first proposed tax increase since 1983....."

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