The former Democratic presidential candidate is stopping in Seattle to promote his new book.
It’s a Wednesday with Bernie Sanders.
The 7 p.m. event at University Temple church in the U District is sold out, but Times reporter Jessica Lee (@jessleeST) will be covering it live.
The Seattle visit is part of a three-week national tour; Sanders will next go to Portland and end in California. All other stops are also sold out.
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The longtime Vermont Senator amassed loyal fans here during the presidential campaign.
Many Washington voters supported the underdog candidate in his run for the White House before he won a caucus or primary. By early March, Seattle ranked No. 1 among the country’s 50 largest cities for per capita contributions to Sanders’ campaign, according to a Seattle Times analysis.
Later that month, the senator held a handful of Washington rallies — filling Seattle’s Safeco Field and KeyArena, for instance — and then won in a landslide over Hillary Clinton in the state’s precinct-level caucuses, beating her in every county. (Clinton later won the state’s purely symbolic Democratic primary.)
The senator — who faces re-election to the Senate in 2018 and has not ruled out a 2020 run for president — most recently visited the Puget Sound region to campaign in October for Pramila Jayapal’s race for Washington’s 7th Congressional District seat, which she won.