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Eyeing 2020 polls, Sanders to rake up defending democratic socialism in Washington

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Democrat is scheduled to deliver a speech on defending next week in as the battle for the top post heats up ahead of next year's presidential polls.

Sanders is slated to deliver the address at on June 12 where "he will put in its context as part of the American progressive tradition," according to a statement from his campaign.

"He will make the case that a strong grassroots campaign based on these progressive values is the only way to confront oligarchy and authoritarianism and defeat Donald Trump," the statement said.

A self-described democratic socialist and progressive, Sanders, a from Vermont, is known for his opposition to economic inequality.

Sanders is the oldest candidate running for the presidential post in the 2020 elections.

In February, the 77-year-old had announced that he will be contesting in the 2020 presidential elections, marking his second consecutive bid for the Democratic nomination after losing to in 2016.

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First Published: Sun, June 09 2019. 03:31 IST