Sanders thanks New Hampshire for 2016 primary win: 'You helped begin the political revolution'

Sanders thanks New Hampshire for 2016 primary win: 'You helped begin the political revolution'
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersWarren, Klobuchar call on FTC to curtail use of non-compete clauses RNC says it raised .6 million in February Pollster says 'it's certainly not looking good' for Trump ahead of 2020 MORE (I-Vt.) on Sunday credited his supporters in New Hampshire with boosting his initial run for the presidency in 2016 as his 2020 campaign held its first events in the state.

"Let me offer a very special thanks to the people of New Hampshire," Sanders said at a rally in Concord. "As all of you will remember, in 2016, this is where the political revolution took off."

He recalled that many of his main platform ideas at the time were considered "too radical" by mainstream Democrats, such as guaranteeing health care, rejecting super PAC or corporate donors and shifting the Democratic nominating process away from super delegates.

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"Today, virtually of those ideas are supported by a majority of the American people and they are being supported by Democratic candidates from school board to president of the United States," Sanders said to applause.

"So to the people of New Hampshire, let me say that you helped begin the political revolution in 2016, and with your help on this campaign we are going to complete what we started here," he added.

Sanders defeated Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump mocks wind power: 'When the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television' Trump's approval rating stable at 45 percent Kellyanne Conway: 'I think my gender helps me with the president' MORE in the 2016 presidential primary in New Hampshire by roughly 22 percentage points. He would go on to win several other states before ultimately conceding the nomination to Clinton.

The Vermont senator officially launched his candidacy last week with a rally in Brooklyn.

He joins a crowded field of presidential hopefuls, including Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren, Klobuchar call on FTC to curtail use of non-compete clauses Pollster says 'it's certainly not looking good' for Trump ahead of 2020 Big Tech is not the enemy, Sen. Warren MORE (D-Mass), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisJ.J. Abrams, Shonda Rhimes to host Kamala Harris fundraiser Warren, Klobuchar call on FTC to curtail use of non-compete clauses Pollster says 'it's certainly not looking good' for Trump ahead of 2020 MORE (D-Calif.), Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandGillibrand shows off 'just trying to get some ranch' t-shirt Rubio to introduce legislation to keep Supreme Court at 9 seats The Hill's Morning Report - Trump, Dems put manufacturing sector in 2020 spotlight MORE (D-N.Y.), Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerWarren, Klobuchar call on FTC to curtail use of non-compete clauses Citizens lose when partisans play politics with the federal judiciary Booker opens up about relationship with Rosario Dawson MORE (D-N.J.) and Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharWarren, Klobuchar call on FTC to curtail use of non-compete clauses Republican strategist predicts his 2020 Dem primary final four Chicago mayor race mirrors national push for more women in office, says columnist MORE (D-Minn.).