Hillary Clinton is getting a Democrat challenger — and he’s coming at her from the far left.
Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, a self-proclaimed social democrat, is set to announce his candidacy for the White House on Thursday, The Huffington Post reports. Sanders, while not a declared Democrat, caucuses with the party in the Senate and is planning to make his run in its presidential primary.
The Vermont senator has strongly criticized Clinton for having a “soft” attitude towards Wall Street and being insufficiently concerned with the economic issues dear to the liberal base.
Sanders is considered a long-shot and polls well below Clinton among potential Democrat voters. The RealClearPolitics poll average has the socialist politico trailing the former secretary of state by nearly 57 percentage points.