Bernie Sanders Will Court Millennials in Ohio for Clinton
Senator Bernie Sanders is heading to Ohio Saturday to help Hillary Clinton the presidential nominee for the Democrats in an important battleground state where poll numbers for her have been flagging.
Sanders, the independent from Vermont will be focusing on millennials. He was the clear favorite amongst the younger voter during his battle in the primaries with Clinton. He consistently led by an overwhelming majority amongst voters between 18 and 29 years of age.
Though he lost in Ohio, an exit poll indicated he won over 80% of that particular age bracket in the state.
Sanders at events in Kent, Canton and Akron is tasked with pushing the proposals of Clinton that help young people by amongst other things, eliminating tuition for college for people who work, making community college free and attending college debt free.
Sanders will start his Weekend of Action in Canton and will rally people in Ohio on college campuses in the Akron and Kent areas said an announcement released by the Clinton campaign.
During a recent interview, Sanders said he is helping Clinton through cutting through the focus of the media on personality politics by showing how she tops Donald Trump the GOP nominee on important issues.
Sanders said that what each American voter, regardless if they are an independent, Republican or Democrat, needs to ask themselves issue after issue is what candidate is better overall for them, for working families and for the middle class.
If you go one by one through the issues, including pay equity, raising the minimum wage, family leave, climate change and making universities and college tuition free, on each of the issues and on a number of others, Clinton is much more of a superior candidate, said Sanders.
Sanders, who for most of the month of August was busy writing a book, will campaign as well in New York for Zephyr Teachout and in Pennsylvania for Katie McGinty.
In a fundraising letter during August, Sanders put a great deal of focus on the race McGinty is in and on races for the Senate in Ohio, Nevada and New Hampshire, writing that the outcome of the races in those states could help determine which of the two major parties controls the U.S. Senate beginning in 2017.
Interim chair Donna Brazile of the Democratic National Committee has said she asked Sanders if he would help the Democrats with early voting, voting registration and the get out to vote effort.