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Bernie Sanders at a town meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, July 2015. (CC/Gage Skidmore)

Bernie Sanders Calls Meeting at His Home in Vermont Sunday to Discuss Campaign’s Future

'A lot of thoughtful discussion among smart people and good friends'

Common Dreams staff

Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to get together Sunday night in his hometown of Burlington, Vt., with a couple of dozen of his closest supporters, an aide announced Friday.

Sanders is spending the weekend in his Vermont home-base but is booked to appear on several Washington-based TV news shows on Sunday morning.

“He and Jane invited a couple dozen key supporters from around the country to come to Burlington to get their input and advice and talk about how to move forward,” said Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs. “It will be a broad-ranging discussion.”

Briggs said he expected "a lot of thoughtful discussion among smart people and good friends."

CNN reports:

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison said that he “just might go,” while Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva, another Sanders supporter, said he definitely plans to meet with Sanders this weekend to discuss the path forward for his campaign.

“He’s seeking our advice after meeting with others here and wants to meet with supporters,” said Grijalva, who added that he wanted to push to influence the platform and party rules at the Democratic convention in July.

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley said Friday on CNN’s “New Day” that Sanders will bring “a group together this coming Sunday to discuss kind of the path forward.”

Briggs said that Sanders will remain in the race at least through Tuesday, when Washington, D.C. will hold the final contest of the primary season.


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