Sanders appears at Frankfort bookstore; RPK makes statement on Louisville event

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Customers at Coffee Tree Books in Frankfort welcomed former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for a round table discussion Tuesday afternoon.

Sanders, along with Democratic national chairman Tom Perez, will be participating in part of a national tour called “Come Together and Fight Back” at the Louisville Palace Tuesday evening.

The Republican Party of Kentucky’s Communication Director Tres Watson released a statement addressing the event Tuesday afternoon, saying, “I’m glad Vermont Socialist Bernie Sanders and former Obama Labor Secretary, Californian Tom Perez, could come to Louisville to remind Kentuckians why they’ve elected more and more Republicans.  Kentuckians have roundly rejected the ultra-liberal, anti-jobs platform of coastal elites like Sanders and Perez.  The national Democrats’ embrace of these policies has resulted in tremendous growth for the Republican Party here in Kentucky.”

The tour promotes an agenda that includes raising the minimum wage, providing pay equity for women, rebuilding roads and bridges, passing immigration reform and making public colleges tuition-free.

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4/18/17 8:37 a.m.

Sanders headlining event aimed at boosting Democrats

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will headline a Louisville event aimed at helping re-energize Kentucky’s downtrodden Democratic Party.

The independent senator from Vermont will be joined by Democratic national chairman Tom Perez at the event Tuesday night. Their appearance is part of a national tour called “Come Together and Fight Back.”

They’re promoting an agenda that includes raising the minimum wage, providing pay equity for women, rebuilding roads and bridges, passing immigration reform and making public colleges tuition-free.

Their visit comes as Democrats are trying to rebound from a series of election losses in Kentucky. Republicans hold both U.S. Senate seats from Kentucky, all but one of the state’s congressional seats and the governorship. The GOP controls the state legislature, and Republican President Donald Trump easily carried Kentucky last year.

 

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