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Vermont State Senator Bernard "Bernie" Sanders is a Democrat who competed with former First Lady Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Party presidential primaries of 2016 for a presidential nomination.Though this was a highlight of his political career, it was not the start. Sanders' political career began in the '60s during the Civil Rights Movement as a protest organizer. His involvement there later encouraged his participation with highly noted civil rights organizations such as the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Congress of Racial Equality.