Sen. Sanders, Tom Perez set to rally in Portland

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Former presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez are kicking off a nationwide tour in Maine.

A rally is set for Monday evening at the State Theatre in Portland.

Sanders and Perez say they want to talk about growing a "stronger, grassroots" Democratic Party that can take on Republican President Donald Trump and win elections.

Sanders told the Associated Press this week that Trump would be a one-term president because of his support for policies like the GOP health care bill.

The tour includes visits to some tossup and Republican-leaning states where Democrats struggled in the last election. Sanders and Perez are slated for appearances next week in Kentucky, Florida, Texas, Nebraska, Utah, Arizona and Nevada.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press


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