Bernie Sanders returns to Minnesota to campaign with AG Keith Ellison
Bernie Sanders returns to the Twin Cities for a campaign rally Friday.
What's happening: The U.S. senator and former presidential candidate will campaign with DFL Attorney General Keith Ellison.
- The schedule includes a 1pm Friday rally at the University of Minnesota.
State of play: The visit comes as polling shows Ellison locked in a tight race with GOP challenger Jim Schultz.
Between the lines: Sanders may not help Ellison win over swing voters — his presence has already drawn fresh attacks that the incumbent attorney general is too liberal.
Yes, but: Sanders could motivate young and progressive voters to the polls to increase Ellison's margins in DFL strongholds.
Flashback: Sanders won Minnesota's 2016 caucus in a landslide. He came in second in the 2020 primary, with 30% of the vote.
- Ellison endorsed Sanders both times.
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