Sanders to Rally with Ellison in Duluth

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) will hold a campaign rally with Keith Ellison in Duluth on July 13. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) will hold a campaign rally with Keith Ellison in Duluth on July 13. |  Photo: U.S. Senate

Created: July 06, 2018 02:23 PM

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will attend a rally with Rep. Keith Ellison, who is running for Minnesota Attorney General, in Duluth next Friday, July 13.

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Sanders, an Independent who held a rally in Duluth during his 2016 campaign for the Democratic nomination for president, announced his support for Ellison on Friday.  Sanders praised Ellison for supporting a $15 minimum wage and Medicare for all and said he would be a fighter for working people, those who face discrimination, and those who are economically depressed.

The July 13 rally will be held at Denfeld High School at 5 p.m.  Doors will open at 3:45 p.m. and music will begin at 4:15 p.m.

People who wish to attend are asked to register at the following link:

Sanders' visit will come several weeks after President Donald Trump visited Duluth to meet with business leaders and hold a rally with Republican congressional candidate Pete Stauber.

Sanders will also campaign with Ellison in Minneapolis on the morning of July 13 and with Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) in Eau Claire on Saturday, July 14.

Ellison is giving up his Minneapolis-area seat in Congress to run in a crowded Attorney General's race that currently features five DFL'ers and three Republicans.  The August 14 primary will narrow the race to one candidate from each party.

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