Sen. Jeff Merkley: Family on board for a 2020 presidential run and he won't defer to Sen. Bernie Sanders

Sen. Jeff Merkley talks about 2020 and the things that keep him up at night.

ByAvery Miller and Rick Klein
December 19, 2018, 7:43 PM

Last election cycle, Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, was the only one of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Senate colleagues to support his presidential primary campaign against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Now, Merkley is actively exploring a run of his own -- telling “Powerhouse Politics” podcast hosts ABC News' Rick Klein and Mary Bruce that he won’t defer to Sanders or anyone else.

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