On July 22, 2016, various emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the governing body of the Democratic Party, were leaked and published, allegedly showing bias against the Sanders campaign on the part of the Committee and its chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
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The 2016 presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders, the junior United States Senator and former Representative from Vermont, began with a formal announcement by Sanders on May 26, 2015, in Burlington, Vermont, which followed an informal announcement on April 30.
Although Sanders began the campaign as an independent, he routinely caucused with the Democratic Party in the Senate, as many of his views align with Democrats, and chose to stay in the Democratic Party.
Sanders's chief competitor for the nomination was former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley was in a distant third place until he suspended his campaign on February 1, 2016.
Sanders drew large crowds to his speaking events especially those under 40.
He performed strongly with white voters but consistently trailed Clinton by 30 or more percentage points among black voters; polls showed a close race among Hispanic voters.
Sanders said that his campaign would focus on income and wealth inequality, which he argued is eroding the American middle class, and on campaign finance reform.