The outsider is still in the House: Vermonts
independent member of Congress, Bernie Sanders, won election to a fifth term in office by
capturing a commanding 63 percent of the vote. (In 1996 Sanders won re-election with 56
percent.) UE members in Vermont contributed their time and gave their votes to keep the
only independent in Congress; UE Political Action Dir. Chris Townsend worked on the
campaign in its closing days. At left, Sanders delivers his victory speech on Nov. 3.
Pictured with him are his daughter Carina and wife Jane. Present but not pictured is
Sanders son Levi, a member of UE Local 221.
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