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Bernie Sanders told the Washington Post during a live conversation on Monday that there is only a "very, very slim" chance that he would run for president again, noting that there will likely be "another candidate carrying the progressive banner" in 2024.

The big picture: The 78-year-old Vermont senator added that "the focus, not only of progressives, not only of Democrats, but independents, moderate Republicans, has got to be how we come together to defeat this very dangerous president."

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Democrats prioritize racial justice at convention

Eva Longoria introduces a tape of Michelle Obama. Photo: Democratic National Convention via Getty Images

On opening night of their awkward but stirring virtual convention, Democrats prioritized racial justice along with the pandemic and the recession.

Why it matters: On issues, Joe Biden's widest margin over President Trump in a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll is race relations — a 24 point spread.

Axios-Ipsos poll: Democrats fear in-person campaigning, voting

Data: Axios/Ipsos poll; Note: 1,141 U.S. adults were surveyed between Aug. 14–17, 2020 with a ±3.1% margin of error; Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios

Democrats are significantly more concerned than Republicans about the safety of in-person voting and traditional door-to-door campaigning amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest installment of the Axios/Ipsos Coronavirus Index.

Why it matters: Joe Biden’s campaign, and Democrats nationwide, are eager to press the case that President Trump has mishandled the pandemic — but the pandemic is also causing Democratic voters to turn away from the tools and traditions that typically form the backbone of a successful campaign.