BERLIN — Four years after he packed the White Mountain Chalet is his first run for the White House, U.S. Sen.Bernie Sanders is returning to host a town hall breakfast at the chalet Tuesday as he again seeks the Democratic nomination for president.
Doors will open at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, with Sanders expected to speak around 10 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Over 200 people turned out to hear Sanders in August 2015 on what was a sweltering hot day. The weather this time promises to be more pleasant.
His message appeared to meet with support — Sanders carried every community in the Androscoggin Valley and defeated Hillary Clinton by almost 500 votes in the 2016 primary.
Sanders is hoping for a repeat but he faces a crowded Democratic field.
The latest New Hampshire poll has former Vice President Joe Biden leading in the state with 21 percent of likely Democratic primary voters with Sanders at 17 percent, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren at 14 percent, and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris at 8 percent. Biden and Warren have already made campaign stops in Berlin.
Sanders, who described himself as a democratic socialist, argues income inequality is threatening the American dream. He cites statistics that one-tenth of 1 percent of the population owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent.
The 77-year old Sanders is making a two-day swing through the Lakes Region and North Country with stops in Wolfeboro, North Conway and Littleton.
RSVPs are encouraged but not required. To sign up go to act.berniesanders.com/event/event-bernie-sanders-attend/14855.