Sanders campaign expands operations in Michigan

Sanders campaign expands operations in Michigan

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Energy: Oil giants meet with Trump at White House | Interior extends tenure of controversial land management chief | Oil prices tick up on hopes of Russia-Saudi deal Oil giants meet at White House amid talk of buying strategic reserves The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden struggles to stay in the spotlight MORE's (I-Vt.) 2020 presidential campaign announced an expansion of its operations in Michigan.

The campaign will add a handful of staff and open five field offices in Michigan, which will hold its primary March 10, a week after Super Tuesday.

"With the operation we're building in Michigan, Bernie Sanders will not only win the primary ... he will also be the only candidate with the energy and enthusiasm to flip this state back and defeat Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump fires intelligence community inspector general who flagged Ukraine whistleblower complaint Trump organization has laid off over 1000 employees due to pandemic: report Trump invokes Defense Production Act to prevent export of surgical masks, gloves MORE," said the campaign's Michigan State Coordinator Michael Fasullo in a statement. 

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Besides Fasullo, the new team also includes one state field director, as well as several regional field directors and field organizers.

"We have thousands of volunteers across the state, and our staff is tirelessly working to expand this multi-ethnic, multi-generational, people-powered movement," Fasullo said.

Sanders has started the race strongly, virtually tying former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegButtigieg launches new PAC to aid down-ballot candidates HuffPost political reporter on why Bernie fell way behind Biden Economists fear slow pace of testing will prolong recession MORE in Iowa and notching a narrow win in New Hampshire.

The race has moved on to Nevada, which will hold its caucuses on Saturday, and will move to South Carolina a week later.