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Sanders Won First Victory By 10 Votes

John Pemble/IPR file
U. S. Sen. Bernie Sanders

River to River's "Home State View" series helps us understand how the presidential candidates are viewed as leaders in the states they call home. Host Ben Kieffer interviews journalists who have spent years covering the candidates. We get the little-known details about each hopeful's history. Click the "play" button to listen.

Kieffer talks with Peter Hirschfeld, reporter at Vermont Public Radio, about Sanders' political history in Vermont and how his consistent commitement to certain issues over time has led to enormous popularity within his home state. Hirschfeld also talks about some of the criticisms leveled at Sanders by former staff and racial justice leaders in Vermont.