Sen. Bernie Sanders is embarking on a nine-state battleground tour on behalf of Democratic candidates competing in the November midterm elections, returning to the campaign trail ahead of a decision on another White House bid.
The packed October schedule marks the Vermont independent’s most extensive stretch of campaigning since the 2016 presidential race. It will include stops in Iowa, South Carolina and Nevada, home to crucial early contests on the 2020 primary calendar. “He wanted to go where he thinks he can be helpful in energizing the base and bringing in young people and independent voters and working-class voters who supported him,” said Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ 2016 campaign manager.
Sanders is expected to make a decision on whether to launch another campaign in the coming months and the tour could inform his decision.