Bernie Sanders is coming to rally with candidates in Somerville and Cambridge

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Adams Center on the University of Montana campus, in Missoula, Mont. Sanders spoke about economic inequality and the failings of the country's health care system Saturday as he sought to rally Montanans to vote for a singing cowboy trying to become the state's first Democrat in the U.S. House in two decades.  (Tommy Martino /The Missoulian via AP)
Sen. Bernie Sanders at a rally earlier this year in Montana –Tommy Martino / The Missoulian via AP, File

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is planning to rally with candidates running for city council, school board and the board of aldermen in Somerville and Cambridge.

Monday’s visit is meant to highlight candidates running in elections nationwide in November who have been endorsed by Our Revolution, an offshoot of Sanders’ unsuccessful presidential campaign.

Our Revolution Somerville member Rand Wilson says the group has been organizing for months to continue the revolution started by the Sanders’ campaign by focusing on more local political contests.

Sanders, an independent from Vermont, will be campaigning with 17 candidates endorsed by Our Revolution Somerville and Our Revolution Cambridge.


The rally is planned for 9:30 a.m. at ONCE Somerville. Admission is free and is on a first come basis.