Who is the first American of the Jewish faith to win a US presidential primary of a major political party (Democratic or Republican)?
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders is a US statesman and a Senator from Vermont. He was born to Jewish parents and identifies as culturally Jewish, but he is not a religious person. Some believe him to be the most independent member of Congress. Every person to win a US presidential primary of a major party before Sanders was a Christian. So, he became the first Jewish and non-Christian in this position. He is also the first self-described democratic socialist.