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Revisiting Early Bernie Posters 

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Frank Hewitt
'Grand slam' - For Sanders' fourth and final term as mayor, Hewitt chose a different theme for his poster: baseball. The poster suggested that the mayor could hit a "grand slam" of accomplishments if voters returned him to office. It also reminded voters that Sanders' dogged pursuit of a professional minor-league baseball team paid off. The Double-A team, initially dubbed Vermont Reds, began playing in the city in 1984. Sanders garnered 55 percent of the vote against a Democratic challenger.
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