MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders turned his outsider credentials and call for political revolution into victory in the 2016 New Hampshire primary, but as he seeks a repeat performance, the Vermont senator could face unlikely competition.

On their own, Andrew Yang, Tulsi Gabbard and Marianne Williamson sit near the bottom of the New Hampshire polls.

But together, their novel calls for dramatic change to American politics could attract just enough support to complicate Sanders' path to victory in a tight New Hampshire race.

The dynamic is a reminder of the different environment Sanders is competing in during his second presidential campaign. In 2016, he was the sole progressive alternative to Hillary Clinton. He's now among 20 Democratic White House hopefuls, many of whom are using his rhetoric to appeal to the liberal base.

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