How a Brooklyn Upbringing Shaped Bernie Sanders’s Campaign Brooklyn Reader September 23, 2015 September 23, 2015, 7:33 am Manhattan resident Leslie Roeder waits in line for a Midtown fundraiser for Sanders. Most know Bernie Sanders as the senator from Vermont, a sort of intense, political outsider on a mission to upend a political system that he believes favors the wealthy over the middle class. But the messages driving […] Click here to view original web page at www.wnyc.org Want to write for us? We're looking for interns and experienced writers! Go here for more information.