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In a Third Term, Would Bernie Sanders Show Up to Work?

Brad Peacock is hoping that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will make a second bid for the White House in 2020. But the Shaftsbury farmer is not so sure that Sanders should do so from his perch as senator from Vermont.

“This next presidential election is going to be a defining moment in our country’s history, so I want someone that is completely focused on that,” said Peacock, an independent challenging Sanders this fall. “And the job as a senator is to represent … the people of your state.”

The way Peacock sees it, Vermonters deserve a full-time senator — like the one Sanders was before the 2016 campaign — not the national political figure he has since become.

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