Bernie Sanders has launched a channel on Twitch, becoming one of the first presidential candidates to have a presence on the video game streaming service. The Sanders channel, which launched Tuesday, comes just before the Vermont senator and Democratic candidate for the White House joins the 2020 election cycle's first Democratic presidential debates, which take place Wednesday and Thursday.
The channel hasn't posted any videos yet, but according to Recode, the Sanders campaign is planning a series of Bernie Live videos on Twitch, Facebook and YouTube, in which the candidate and his staff will discuss news of the day and provide campaign updates. The channel already has 1,720 followers but is following just one account: The Washington Post.
Sanders isn't the first candidate on Twitch; fellow Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang launched a Twitch channel in July 2018. In January, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez showed up on a Twitch stream to raise money for transgender children, as well as talk about how great Nintendo 64 was.
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Twitch, which Amazon purchased for $970 million in 2014, has 15 million daily users watching videos produced by 2.2 million broadcasters.