Democrat Sanders brings his message to liberal Madison
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is hoping for the biggest crowd yet in his longshot bid to upset expected nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton when he speaks in the reliably liberal Madison.
Sanders said Tuesday that 9,500 people had said they intended to come to the speech on Wednesday night at a downtown stadium that can hold about 10,000.
The Sanders appearance comes as Republican Gov. Scott Walker is preparing to launch his bid for president on or shortly after July 13. President Barack Obama was also scheduled to be in Wisconsin on Thursday, to give a speech on the economy in La Crosse.
Sanders has also attracted large crowds recently with events in Minneapolis and Denver.