A former Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman who lost his bid for reelection in 2020 says he’ll be returning to Vermont to campaign next week as part of the party’s 2020 platform.
Bernie Sanders, who lost the party primary to Donald Trump in the general election, made the announcement Wednesday in a series of tweets.
The announcement comes as Sanders continues to seek re-election in Vermont’s heavily Democratic state, where he’s seeking to cement his legacy as the Democratic Party’s most popular presidential candidate in decades.
The Vermont senator is expected to speak at the convention on Thursday.
A spokesperson for Sanders’ presidential campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Sanders has been in Vermont for the past week and has been speaking at events and rallies around the state.
The last time Sanders returned to the state to campaign was after a primary win in April, when he spent several days in Burlington.
He’s a longtime supporter of Vermont’s progressive policies and campaigned there this year for a Democrat in the state’s primary.
The Vermont senator and his wife, Jane, are in their 20th year together and are expected to have children.