Bernie Sanders nominated for a Grammy
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGOP sees debt ceiling as its leverage against Biden Democrats brace for slog on Biden's spending plan To break the corporate tax logjam, tax overinflated CEO pay MORE (I-Vt.) could be adding Grammy winner to his resumé — the 2016 White House hopeful just garnered his first Grammy nomination.

The former presidential candidate and actor Mark Ruffalo were nominated Tuesday in the spoken word category for the audiobook of "Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In," Sanders's 2016 tome.

Other nominees in the category include Bruce Springsteen, the late actress Carrie Fisher, astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and songwriter Shelly Peiken.

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While the nomination marks the first time 76-year-old Sanders has been a Grammy contender, several political figures have snagged the coveted music award in recent years.

Former Presidents Carter and Obama are both two-time Grammy winners in the Spoken Word category. Carter won in 2015 and 2007, while the 44th ex-commander in chief picked up the award for 2008’s “The Audacity of Hope” and his 2006 book, “Dreams From my Father.”

Former President Clinton won in 2005, and Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenCould Andrew Cuomo — despite scandals — be re-elected because of Trump? Al Franken to launch 15-stop comedy tour Democrats, GOP face crowded primaries as party leaders lose control MORE (D-Minn.), who wasn’t yet a lawmaker, won the same category for 2004’s “Lies and the Lying Liars who Tell Them.”

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonA path to climate, economic and environmental justice is finally on the horizon Polling misfired in 2020 — and that's a lesson for journalists and pundits Biden flexes presidential muscle on campaign trail with Virginia's McAuliffe MORE, who ultimately edged out Sanders to win the Democratic nomination last year, secured a Grammy Award victory in 1997 for “It Takes a Village.”

Sanders's office didn’t return ITK’s request for comment on the senator’s Grammy nomination.

The Grammys air on CBS on Jan. 28.