— Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says
9,500 people have said they plan to attend his rally on
Wednesday night in Madison.
Vermont senator said during a conference call Tuesday that
he will draw on Wisconsin's long progressive political
history during the event. Sanders says he believes the
progressive movement that existed for years in Wisconsin
is now spreading throughout the country.
Sanders visit comes just a couple weeks before Republican
Gov. Scott Walker is expected to launch his campaign for
says he is strongly opposed to Walker's agenda and the
country needs new leadership that expands opportunities
for working families and strengthens trade unions.
Madison event comes after Sanders held similar rallies in
the similarly liberal cities of Denver and Minneapolis.