SPOKANE — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he is the strongest candidate to beat Republican Donald Trump as he campaigned in Spokane ahead of Saturday’s Democratic caucuses.
The U.S. senator kicked off a two-day visit Thursday with stops in Spokane and Yakima. He’ll swing through Seattle on Friday.
Sanders spoke to a crowd of about 3,000 at the 11,000-seat Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena during a rally that started at 2 p.m.
Sanders says the top goal of Democrats is to retain the White House and that he is the best candidate to achieve that.
Sanders pointed to his victories in Utah and Idaho earlier this week to show his campaign is gaining momentum against Hillary Clinton, and urged people to attend caucuses on Saturday.