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Sanders brings campaign crowd to UWL campus



Dozens of college students and area Democrats greeted Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders on Friday, as he led a get-out-the-vote rally on the UW=La Crosse campus.

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at UW-L student center on Friday

In a speech at the student union, Sanders said Wisconsin voters can play a “very pivotal role” in helping Democrats retain control of the U.S. Senate, which is now split 50-50. He promoted the campaign of Democratic Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, who is seeking to unseat two-term Republican Sen. Ron Johnson. Both Barnes and Johnson have campaigned in the La Crosse area in the week before the election, in what pollsters claim is a tight race.

Sanders says Johnson doesn’t believe in a minimum wage, and he argues that 60 per cent of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. He also criticized the Supreme Court decision reversing Roe V. Wade as “incomprehensible,” and called health care a “human right,” saying that’s not a radical idea.

A largely student crowd gathered at UW-L for a rally featuring Sen. Sanders

Sanders called on members of the audience to bring their friends out to vote in the mid-term election. La Crosse was one of four scheduled stops in Wisconsin for the senator, who won the state’s presidential primary in 2016, losing the Democratic nomination to Hillary Clinton.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Kent Porter

    November 6, 2022 at 7:44 am

    Bernie brought dozen’s of students to UWL to brain wash them into thinking everything should be free , after all he did honeymoon in RUSSIA when he got married 60 years ago , Nothing is free , hard working american’s have to pay for student loan debt , while these young people go to college to study art or

    education , then when they get out of college they can’t get a job , we end up paying for their failed college education while they live back home in there mommy’s basement eating HOT POCKET’S and play video games , Vote for Kent Porter for Mayor 2025 , I will fix our homeless problem and lock up addicts doing hard drugs and donate my Mayors pay to VETERANS (write me in ) Also vote out these weak on crime judges and the DA

  2. nick

    November 7, 2022 at 6:03 am

    Funny, Sanders never tells them that the left policies contributed to the inflation they now experience. Very sad when a party promotes un-restricted abortion to get people to vote. They have to since they do not have anything else.
    A party that claims to be for the dis-advantaged except for certain segment- the unborn. Hypocrisy at its worst.
    The debt forgiveness is nothing more than buying votes with taxpayers money.

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