The Latest: Sanders rallies more than 1,000 for Democrats

October 22, 2018

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Bernie Sanders rally (all times local):

11:05 a.m.

Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is urging college students and other supporters at an early-voting rally on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus to throw Republican Gov. Scott Walker out of office and re-elect Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

The event Monday comes before President Donald Trump was to host a rally with Walker and Baldwin’s Republican opponent Leah Vukmir in central Wisconsin on Wednesday. Former President Barack Obama is coming to Milwaukee on Friday for an early voting event.

Polls show Walker’s race against state education chief Tony Evers to be a tossup, while Baldwin has consistently led Vukmir.

Organizer say there were more than 1,100 people at the Sanders rally. He made his pitch to young voters, saying they can “transform” the country if they show up and vote.


9:50 a.m.

Republican Gov. Scott Walker says Democrats are “bringing in all the muscle” this week as the election draws close.

Walker commented hours before independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was holding a rally with Wisconsin Democratic candidates on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus. On Friday, former President Barack Obama plans a similar early voting rally in Milwaukee.

Walker commented during a radio town hall broadcast on WISN-AM in Milwaukee.

Walker says Democrats have “got people worked up and pumped up and we cannot take it for granted.” Walker says his top concern is Republican complacency. Walker says “the left is angry and their rhetoric is full of hatred.”

Walker plans to join President Donald Trump at a rally Wednesday near Wausau.


8:39 a.m.

An early voting event with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in Milwaukee is kicking off a week of big rallies in Wisconsin just two weeks before the Nov. 6 election.

Hundreds of people were gathering Monday for the Sanders rally at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student union. The independent senator and 2016 presidential candidate who won the Wisconsin primary was to be joined by U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers and other Democratic candidates.

His visit comes before President Donald Trump was to host a rally near Wausau on Wednesday. He was to be joined by Gov. Scott Walker and Baldwin’s Republican challenger Leah Vukmir.

And on Friday, former President Barack Obama was to be in Milwaukee for an early voting rally.