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(Washington Times) Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders was urged recently by a local newspaper not to run for president in 2020 and was told to “step out of the way.”

“Bernie Sanders should not run for president. In fact, we beg him not to,” The Barre Montpelier Times Argus editorial board wrote on Saturday.

The board members listed a litany of issues they had with Mr. Sanders, an independent, as a politician, including a critique that he doesn’t spend enough time with local reporters. However, they stressed that one of their biggest concerns is that a Sanders campaign would divide the party.

“For us, this comes down to principle over ego,” they wrote. “It is one thing to start a revolution, but at a certain point you need to know when to step out of the way and let others carry the water for you.”

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