A week after Election Day, Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) account of his 2016 presidential campaign will arrive in a bookstore near you. A week after that, Sanders himself may arrive in a bookstore near you.
Vermont's junior senator plans to embark on a three-week book tour (with a brief break for Thanksgiving) starting November 14 in New York City and concluding December 2 in San Francisco, according to publisher Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers. The tour will touch down in Vermont on November 22 with stops in Burlington, Montpelier and Manchester.
In the book, called Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In, Sanders "shares his personal experiences from the campaign trail, recounting the details of his historic primary fight and the people who made it possible," according to the publisher. He also outlines a progressive agenda for "the millions looking to continue the political revolution." The book's publication date is November 15.
Details of Sanders' Vermont events are as follows:
Manchester: Hosted by Northshire Bookstore at Burr and Burton Academy's Riley Center for the Arts (57 Seminary Avenue), November 22 at noon (doors open at 11:15 a.m.). More information and tickets available here.
Montpelier: Bear Pond Books (77 Main Street), November 22 at 4 p.m. More information available here.
Burlington: Hosted by Phoenix Books at the First Unitarian Universalist Society Meeting House (152 Pearl Street), November 22 at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). More information and tickets available here.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will join state Democratic candidates for six rallies across the state this weekend. The events start Friday in Montpelier with a 7 p.m. rally (doors open at 5) at the Vermont College of Fine Arts Alumni Hall, according to Meg Polyte, the spokeswoman for Progressive/Democratic governor candidate David Zuckerman.
In February 2016, U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) became just the third member of Congress to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for president. Until then, nearly every other high-profile politician in Sanders' home state — from Gov. Peter Shumlin to Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) to former governor Howard Dean — had backed former secretary of state Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary. While Welch had kept mum about his presidential preference until just prior to Vermont's March 2016 primary, a hacked emailed obtained by WikiLeaks and posted online this week suggests that Clinton's campaign thought it had secured Welch's support 10 months earlier.