Bernie Sanders campaigns at Minnesota State Fair

Updated: August 27, 2019 03:55 PM

Politics are a big part of the Minnesota State Fair as candidates from across the state and country have made and continue to make their case to voters.

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders drew big crowds when he made a stop at the fair Saturday afternoon.


"In this campaign, we are not going to take anything for granted," Sanders said. "We are going to be back here in Minnesota and work as hard as we can to once again win this very important state."

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Sanders took questions from voters and talked about key issues including gun control, free college tuition, climate change, immigration and Medicare for all.

"Healthcare is a human right, not a privilege," Sanders said.

Sanders' campaign didn't stop only at the fair. Lines of people came out to a fundraiser at the Hook and Ladder Theater Saturday night.

"I heard he was going to be in town, and I think he's got some great ideas," said Daryl Capistran.

Several voters said Medicare was their number one priority.

"My father chose not to continue his cancer medications because it was too expensive. It was $14,000 every two weeks, and he chose to go off of those, and he subsequently passed away," said Charlotte Elva.

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During his visit to the fair, Sanders told voters why he decided to run for president a second time, and one of his reasons was President Donald Trump.

"It is absolutely imperative for the future of this country that we defeat the most dangerous president in American history," said Sanders.

Sanders isn't the only Democratic presidential candidate to visit Minnesota in the past week. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar was at the fair on Thursday. Elizabeth Warren made a stop in Saint Paul on Monday.

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