bernie sanders
Bernie Sanders came to Iowa State University on Nov. 5 to campaign for Hillary Clinton. The “Ames Get Out the Vote Rally with Bernie Sanders” was held in the Scheman Building. He spoke about how "we should be proud of our diversity."

Name: Bernie Sanders


Political activity: Sanders identifies as a Democratic socialist. He currently serves as the junior senator from Vermont. Sanders ran for president in the 2016 election against Hillary Clinton.

Date announced: Sanders officially announced his 2020 campaign for president on Feb. 19, 2019.

Trips to Iowa State: Sanders came to Iowa State in May, but does not currently have any more trips to Ames planned.

Notable quotes:

  • "I am asking you to join me today as part of an unprecedented and historic grassroots campaign that will begin with at least a million people from across the country."
  • "Brothers and sisters, we have a lot of work in front of us. If we are prepared to stand together, there is no end to what the great people of our nation can accomplish."

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