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Profiles of declared N.H. Primary candidates, including audio clips gathered by NHPR reporters of candidates talking about the issues that matter to them.To see all of NHPR's 2016 Primary Coverage, click here. To see our Flickr album of Primary 2016 photos and political visits to the state, click here.Profiles & Stories by Candidate:Dr. Ben Carson (R)Hillary Clinton (D)Ted Cruz (R)Carly Fiorina (R)Mike Huckabee (R)Rand Paul (R)Marco Rubio (R)Bernie Sanders (D)

2016 Candidate Profile: Sen. Bernie Sanders

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is an independent politician who, on April 30th, made an official announcement of his candidacy for the 2016 Democratic presidential primary. Sanders, a self-described "Democratic Socialist," is a native of Brooklyn, New York.

Sanders served four terms as the mayor of Burlington, and in 1990, defeated Republican Peter Smith to become the first Independent candidate elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in four decades. In 2006, he was elected to the U.S. Senate after receiving the endorsements of prominent national Democrats, including New York's Senator, Chuck Shumer, and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.

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Sanders appears on CNN to discuss his candidacy and the riots in Baltimore

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