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Fri Jul 20, 2018, 08:17 AM

Ahead of Kansas trip, Bernie Sanders rejects 'radical' label and jabs Koch family

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will make his third trip to Kansas in three years Friday when he campaigns for two progressive candidates with events in Wichita and Kansas City, Kan.

“You’ve got a beautiful state. I like it very much,” said Sanders, a Vermont independent who won the Kansas Democratic presidential caucus by more than 30 percentage points in 2016.

His return to the state after previous trips to Lawrence and Topeka in recent years comes the same week that President Donald Trump waded into the race for Kansas’ 3rd congressional district by announcing on Twitter his endorsement of incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder.

In the same race, Sanders has thrown his support behind Brent Welder, a Bonner Springs lawyer who served as a Missouri delegate for Sanders at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Read more: https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article215184025.html

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