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He’s controversial, popular and a presidental candidate. But just how much do we really know about Bernie Sanders? Here’s some fact so that you can “Feel The Bern!”
Bernie is a huge fan of music. He loves it so much that during his time as Mayor of Burlington, Vermont, he recorded an album entitled “We Shall Overcome” that included spoken word and folk music from local musicians.
He Can Write!
In 2011, Sanders wrote “The Speech: A Historic Filibuster On Corporate Greed and The Decline of Our Middle Class”. The presidental candidates earned $26,000 in Royalities and donated it all to charity.
It shouldn’t be a surprise that the presidential candidate applied for conscientious objector status during the Vietnam War.
Named Best Mayor
Sanders was Mayor of Burlington, Vermont from 1981-1989 in four consectutive terms. In 1987, a U.S. News and World Report ranked him as one of the America’s best mayors.
Bernie is Jewish and during his yourth in the 1960’s, he stayed in an Kibbutzim which is a left-learning community in Israel. Sanders stayed in Israel for 6 months.
He’s a Gamer!
This presidental candidate is a gamer. He even has an arcade game style video game with him as the main character.
Sanders family orginiated in Poland. His father came to the U.S. during WWII. The rest of his family was killed by Hitler during the Holocaust.