Happy Tuesday friends! Starting off with some of Bernie’s weekend plans:
Bernie Sanders is coming back to New Hampshire.
The longtime independent senator from Vermont and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate will headline the Strafford County Democrats’ Fall Celebration this Sunday at the American Legion Hall in Rollinsford.
The visit by Sanders will be his second to the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state in less than two months. Sanders gave the keynote address in Manchester at the annual New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast, which was the fourth straight year he headlined the large labor gathering. Later that day, Sanders was also the main attraction at a rally hosted by progressive group Rights and Democracy New Hampshire held in Concord’s Rollins Park.
A statement from his political committee said that Sanders will use Sunday’s speech to highlight many of his top issues, including the fight to save the federal health care law, the push for his Medicare-for-all single-payer health care plan, and a $15-per-hour minimum wage.
The committee added that Sanders “will also talk about the importance of electing local candidates in Strafford County, and throughout the country, who share our progressive vision for the future.”
While Sanders first faces re-election for his Senate seat next year and hasn’t publicly said if he’ll make another White House bid, he’s not closing any doors to another presidential campaign.
“It’s a no-lose situation for Sanders to continue to visit,” said University of New Hampshire political science professor Dante Scala, a close observer of the New Hampshire presidential primary. “Even if he has no intention of running in 2020, every time he crosses the New Hampshire border, he automatically will get media coverage for the issues he wishes to discuss, as long as the presidency remains an open question for him.”
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