Sanders gathered advisers to discuss 2020 run: report

Sanders gathered advisers to discuss 2020 run: report

Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersOvernight Health Care: States fight Trump on non-ObamaCare plans | Analysis looks into surprise medical bills | Left hits industry group working against single payer Overnight Energy: Trump Cabinet officials head west | Zinke says California fires are not 'a debate about climate change' | Perry tours North Dakota coal mine | EPA chief meets industry leaders in Iowa to discuss ethanol mandate Sen. Sanders blasts Zinke: Wildfires 'have everything to do with climate change' MORE (I-Vt.) gathered several of his top political advisers in Washington this past weekend to discuss the possibility of running for president again in 2020, Politico reported on Thursday.

Sanders was a big underdog to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillicon Valley: FBI fires Strzok after anti-Trump tweets | Trump signs defense bill with cyber war policy | Google under scrutiny over location data | Sinclair's troubles may just be beginning | Tech to ease health data access | Netflix CFO to step down Signs grow that Mueller is zeroing in on Roger Stone Omarosa claims president called Trump Jr. a 'f--- up' for releasing Trump Tower emails MORE in the 2016 Democratic primary but managed to win 23 states, narrowly losing the nomination. His advisers reportedly told him he would be a likely front-runner for the Democratic nomination in 2020.

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According to the report, the meeting included Sanders’s wife, Jane Sanders, as well as former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner, 2016 campaign manager Jeff Weaver, Democratic strategists Mark Longabaugh and Julian Mulvey, pollster Ben Tulchin, online fundraiser Tim Tagaris, senior Senate adviser Ari Rabin-Havt, political adviser Chuck Rocha, and former communications aide Arianna Jones.

Advisers also discussed how to run against President TrumpDonald John TrumpAl Gore: Trump has had 'less of an impact on environment so far than I feared' Trump claims tapes of him saying the 'n-word' don't exist Trump wanted to require staffers to get permission before writing books: report MORE if Sanders won the Democratic Primary.

Trump has reportedly said he thinks he could beat Sanders in a match-up, although a recent poll on possible 2020 candidates shows Sanders, former Vice President Biden and media mogul Oprah Winfrey all leading Trump in a head-to-head matchup.

A Harvard CAPS/Harris poll from January shows Biden leading the 2020 Democratic field, with Sanders in second.