The Hillary Clinton campaign announced Tuesday morning that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will be visiting the University of Michigan Thursday at 1 p.m., with doors opening at noon, to campaign on Clinton’s behalf.
Sanders is expected to touch on topics including sustainability, criminal justice reform, raising the minimum wage and making public colleges and universities tuition-free in his speech, according to a press release.
Before being ousted in the Democratic primaries and conceding the nomination, Sanders last visited campus on March 7 and held a rally at Crisler Center a day before he upset Clinton in Michigan’s primary on March 8. Polling before the vote showed Clinton led Sanders by 20.4 percent, before he defeated her by a 0.4 percent margin. Clinton did not visit campus during the primary season.
Sanders will also make stops at Michigan State’s campus, UAW Local 600 in Dearborn and Central High School in Grand Rapids Thursday.
Both Democrat and Republican surrogates have had a heavy presence in Michigan over the past few weeks. Former President Bill Clinton visited Flint on Monday, and Chelsea Clinton visited Flint on September 23 as well as Michigan State on September 22 to campaign . Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine also made a campaign stop at the University on September 13, though Clinton herself has yet to visit campus. Her last visit to the state was August 11 in Warren, Michigan.
Her opponent, Republican nominee Donald Trump, last visited the state Friday for a rally in Novi.
In Michigan, Clinton currently leads Trump by a margin of 5.3 percent, according to a polling average by RealClearPolitics.
Those interested in attending the event can RSVP on Clinton’s campaign website.