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Bernie Sanders on Stateside: “Get beyond personalities” and focus on real issues

Republicans and Democrats have made it clear that the state of Michigan is in play for the 2016 presidential election.

Another high-profile campaign visit to the state comes in the form of Vermont senator Bernie Sanders. He is making stops in four cities (Dearborn, Ann Arbor, East Lansing, Grand Rapids) stumping for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
The former presidential candidate held a rally today at the University of Michigan's Museum of Art. Before he went on stage to speak to a capacity crowd, he took time to talk with Stateside host Cynthia Canty. 

Sanders is fully supporting his former rival, saying that Clinton is "far and away the superior candidate." He said his message to Michigan voters is that they need to "get beyond personalities" and focus on the real issues of the campaign.

Hillary Clinton will take part in the second presidential debate at the University of Washington in St. Louis on Sunday. The following day, she will make her first post-debate campaign stop in Detroit.

Clinton has had a number of Michigan appearances on her behalf in recent months. Her vice presidential running mate Tim Kaine was in Ann Arbor in September, and her husband, President Bill Clinton, visited Flint and Pontiac last week

Listen to the full interview above to hear his thoughts on what to do about an electorate that has been fueled by so much anger and his biggest fear about a possible Donald Trump presidency.

You can watch Senator Bernie Sanders' speech at the University of Michigan's Museum of Art below:

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Josh Hakala, a lifelong Michigander (East Lansing & Edwardsburg), comes to Michigan Radio after nearly two decades of working in a variety of fields within broadcasting and digital media.
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