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Sanders, Vt. farmer make top transforming politics list

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Senator Bernie Sanders is the top thinker and do-er transforming American politics according to Politico.

The 2016 Politico 50 has Sanders and Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz sharing the top spot because their campaigns focused on ideas about how government works and then saw results. Politico points to Sanders' influence on the Democratic Party platform and success getting primary opponent Hillary Clinton to move left on trade and a $15 minimum wage.

And Vermont farmer Will Allen is at No. 36 on the list for his longtime push for GMO labeling. He shares the spot with Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow. She didnt like Vermont's law and pushed through a federal compromise that requires GMO disclosure, but it does not have to be printed on the label.

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