Sanders Midwest campaign swing starts in Madison

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)--- U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is telling Wisconsin voters he will build a coalition in the Midwest that will defeat President Donald Trump.
Sanders spoke in Madison as he kicked off a swing through pivotal states that are part of the Democratic "blue wall" strategy for 2020.

Sanders spoke to a crowd of about 2,400 who braved 40-degree temperatures with a stiff 20 mph wind. He is visiting Midwest states President Donald Trump narrowly won and Sanders says "Together, we are going to make sure that does not happen again."

Trump also knows the Midwest is vital to his re-election bid. He will campaign Monday in Minnesota, a state he lost by less than 2 percentage points in 2015.

However, Democrats feel like the momentum is on their side in the Midwest.

Sanders supporter and Milwaukee labor organizer Peter Rickman says the senator from Vermont is the best chance Democrats have to defeat Trump.

His weekend swing is taking him to Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania.