Bernie Sanders to visit WMU Wednesday

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. waves as he a Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrive for a rally in Portsmouth, N.H., Tuesday, July 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Former White House hopeful Bernie Sanders is coming back to West Michigan.

The Vermont senator plans to discuss Hillary Clinton’s economic plan during a rally Wednesday on Western Michigan University’s campus. The event is part of the Democrat’s coast-to-coast campaign in support of Clinton. The tour will take him through 12 states ahead of the Nov. 8 election.

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The rally begins at noon in the Miller Auditorium, located at 2200 Auditorium Drive in Kalamazoo. Doors open at 11 a.m. Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP online through the Clinton campaign website.

The event announcement came the same day Cher visited WMU in support of Clinton.

While the event is being billed as a “get out the vote” rally on Clinton campaign website, Sanders said he’ll also focus on helping Democrats regain control of the U.S. House and Senate during his stop in Michigan, which also includes a 3:15 p.m. rally in Traverse City.

Also this week, several surrogates for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will be in the state, including three of his children and his running mate Mike Pence.