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Democratic front runner makes party nervous

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally inside the University of Houston on Feb 23, 2020.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally inside the University of Houston on Feb 23, 2020.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

If the Democratic Party needs an anti-Trump to compete with the President, they cannot do better than Senator Bernie Sanders.

The energy level at his rallies is palpably higher than at those of his rivals for the party's nomination.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 24, 2020, with the headline 'Democratic front runner makes party nervous'. Print Edition | Subscribe