Just hours before President Donald Trumprallies voters Wednesday for Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanderswill appear in Central Florida to back Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum.
Sanders, who drew heavy support from progressive voters as he ran in the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries, is scheduled to appear at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the University of Central Florida’s CFE Arena in Orlando
Then he heads to the University of South Florida East Gym in Tampa to rally alongside Democratic Lieutenant Governor candidate Chris King and Attorney General candidate Sean Shaw. Doors open at 2 p.m.
The Vermont senator is expected to be joined by Chris King, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor. Meanwhile, Trump will appear at 7 p.m. at Hertz Arena in Estero, with DeSantis on hand.