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Sanders Schedules Rallies With Vermont Democratic Candidates


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Updated at 4 p.m. October 19, 2016, with times and details about the rallies

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will join state Democratic candidates for six rallies across the state this weekend.

The events start Friday in Montpelier with a 7 p.m. rally (doors open at 5) at the Vermont College of Fine Arts Alumni Hall, according to Meg Polyte, the spokeswoman for Progressive/Democratic governor candidate David Zuckerman.

Zuckerman will attend five of the events, Polyte said. 

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Sue Minter plans to attend all six events, her spokesman, Elliott Bent, said.

Also expected to attend at least some of the rallies are Democratic attorney general candidate T.J. Donovan and state House candidates.

Rallies will also be held at:

  • 11 a.m. Saturday at Vergennes Union High School; doors open at 9 a.m. 
  • 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Anthony Union Middle School in Bennington; doors open at 1:30 p.m.
  • 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Vermont Farmers Food Center in Rutland; doors open at 5 p.m.
  • Noon Sunday in the Grand Maple Ballroom in the Davis Center at the University of Vermont in Burlington; doors open at 10 a.m.
  • 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Saint Albans Museum; doors open at 4 p.m.
Sanders, who won 86 percent of the state’s Democratic presidential primary vote but has made few public appearances in Vermont since then, will draw a crowd. His support could be particularly helpful for Minter, who came into the open governor’s race against Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott with less name recognition.

Sanders endorsed Minter and Donovan, the Chittenden County state’s attorney, just last week. He endorsed Zuckerman in August.