Bernie Sanders Kicks Off Cross-Country Tour In Maine

Apr 17, 2017

Former presidential candidate Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders launches a cross-country tour in Maine Monday to reinvigorate the Democratic Party.

The Vermont senator and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez were scheduled to appear together on Monday in Maine, where Sanders won the Democratic presidential caucus. The 10-day tour will then take them to Florida, Arizona, Montana and Nevada.

Sanders said the goal  of the “Come Together and Fight Back Tour” is to revitalize the Democratic Party and fight the agenda of Republican President Donald Trump.

Sanders is launching the campaign-style road show in a state where he enjoys broad support.

He drew thousands to a rally at the civic center in Portland in July 2015. He earned nearly two-thirds of the ballots cast in Maine's Democratic presidential caucuses to beat Hillary Clinton.

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