On Thursday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders began a multi-state tour in Oregon by discussing abortion. However, he focused on the economy, a subject that some Democratic contenders have mostly avoided during the campaign, Fox News informed.
In advance of the midterm elections, the tour aims to motivate young voters and solidify support for Democratic politicians who are in danger of losing their seats.
Sanders also has stops scheduled in Michigan, Texas, California, and the pivotal states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Nevada.
Speaking to a large crowd assembled at Portland’s Roseland Theater, Sanders declared that this is the most significant midterm election in the country’s modern
After criticizing the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the right to an abortion, he moved on to the talking points he has been urging Democratic candidates to use for months, such as the country’s wealth inequality, worries that a Republican-controlled Congress may cut Social Security, Medicaid, or Medicare, and the possibility that high corporate profits in the oil, food, and prescription drug industries are causing inflation.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek and Val Hoyle, the state’s contender for the 4th Congressional District, both spoke at the rallies in Portland and Eugene, Oregon.
Hoyle is vying for the seat now held by longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio against Republican Alek Skarlatos.
Normally a bastion of West Coast liberalism, Oregon has unexpectedly become the setting for one of the nation’s most heated governor’s races.
Analysts predict a tie in the three-way race between Kotek, Republican Christine Drazan, and independent Betsy Johnson.
Democrats fear Johnson might play as a spoiler by taking Kotek’s votes and possibly helping the GOP in return.
After Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s weekend visit to Portland, Sanders is the most well-known progressive to support Kotek.
As national Democrats pay careful attention to the contest, former president Barack Obama has urged voters to back Kotek in a recently released digital ad. President Joe Biden has also campaigned alongside Kotek during a recent trip to Oregon.
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