Sanders campaign expands operations in Michigan

Sanders campaign expands operations in Michigan

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocrats say Biden survived brutal debate — and that's enough The Hill's Morning Report - Fight night: Trump, Biden hurl insults in nasty debate Trump, Biden clash over health care as debate begins 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 signs bill averting shutdown after brief funding lapse Privacy, civil rights groups demand transparency from Amazon on election data breaches Facebook takes down Trump campaign ads tying refugees to coronavirus 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 ButtigiegCindy McCain joins board of Biden's presidential transition team Billionaire who donated to Trump in 2016 donates to Biden The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - GOP closes ranks to fill SCOTUS vacancy by November 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.