Bernie Sanders Wins Vermont Senate Race
Posted on Nov 7, 2006
The U.S. House’s sole Independent and only socialist will become the junior senator from Vermont.
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Political independent Bernie Sanders won the Vermont seat now held by another independent, retiring Sen. James Jeffords, guaranteeing that the next Senate will have at least one independent.
It will have two if Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman wins his race. The 2000 Democratic vice presidential candidate, who has supported the Iraq war, ran as an independent after losing the Democratic primary.
Both Sanders and Lieberman have said they would vote with Democrats for organizational purposes.
Bernie Sanders, the new senator from Vermont