Senator Bernie Sanders to visit midstate to boost primary candidates

Written by The Associated Press | May 1, 2018 10:36 AM
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FILE PHOTO: Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, urging Republicans to abandon cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

(Harrisburg) -- U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont will make a two-day swing through Pennsylvania -- including a stop in Lancaster -- to rally with candidates in Democratic primary races.

Sanders' campaign says he'll start with a Friday evening event for lieutenant governor candidate John Fetterman in front of Philadelphia's City Hall.

Fetterman endorsed Sanders for president in 2016's Democratic primary against Hillary Clinton.

The Vermont senator, however, didn't endorse Fetterman in that year's Democratic U.S. Senate primary.

Fetterman is among four Democrats challenging incumbent Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack of Philadelphia in May 15's primary election.

On Saturday, Sanders will campaign with Democratic congressional candidates Jess King in Lancaster and Greg Edwards in Allentown.

King is uncontested for the nomination to challenge Republican Congressman Lloyd Smucker.

Edwards is running in a six-way primary to succeed retiring Republican Congressman Charlie Dent.

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