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Rich Kremer and Molly Dove

Bernie, Baldwin Rally Voters in Eau Claire

Sen. Baldwin warns that abortion rights and Affordable Care Act at stake in election.

By , Wisconsin Public Radio - Jul 16th, 2018 01:57 pm
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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders rallied Democrats` in Eau Claire to support Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin's re-election campaign. Baldwin is considered a top target of Republicans hoping to flip her seat. Photo by Molly Dove/WPR.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders rallied Democrats` in Eau Claire to support Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s re-election campaign. Baldwin is considered a top target of Republicans hoping to flip her seat. Photo by Molly Dove/WPR.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin campaigned in downtown Eau Claire on Saturday morning with former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Baldwin said Republicans are hopeful that President Donald Trump’s latest U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will overturn the Affordable Care Act and the landmark abortion rights case Roe v. Wade. She said she will not vote to confirm the potential justice, and she needs her supporters to help her fight.

“The people of Wisconsin need a fair, impartial, independent Supreme Court justice who will stand up for them and not just the powerful interests,” Baldwin said.

The crowd was electrified when Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, was introduced to the podium. He said some in the room may feel powerless with Republicans controlling the U.S. House, Senate and presidency, but the antidote to this depression is activism.

“Now, the big money interests are going after Tammy because she has stood with working people throughout her entire career,” Sanders said. “It is time for all of us to stand with Tammy and make sure that she is reelected to the United States Senate.”

The non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics reports more than $3 million has been spent on advertising critical of Baldwin. This is the second-largest amount any state Republican Party has spent in the country against their Democratic Senate opponents, making Baldwin one of the top targets in the effort to unseat her.

Baldwin is known as a moderate Democrat, which makes her appearance with Sanders, a self-identified as a Democratic socialist, notable. In a statement released prior to the rally, the Republican Party of Wisconsin said she is relying on her far-left allies to prop up her campaign in a time Wisconsin is favoring Republicans.

Listen to the WPR report here.

Bernie Sanders, Tammy Baldwin Rally Supporters In Eau Claire was originally published by Wisconsin Public Radio.

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