Neither Hillary Clinton nor Bernie Sanders were traveling to Alaska to campaign ahead of Saturday's Democratic caucus, but on Thursday, Jane O'Meara Sanders arrived in Anchorage to help pitch her husband's platform to voters.
Plans for a drop-in dinner with supporters at Moose's Tooth generated so much interest online that the campaign rescheduled it as an evening rally and town hall at Spenard's Lakefront Hotel, formerly the Millennium Hotel. The campaign live-streamed the event online.
In an interview at the hotel Thursday afternoon, Jane Sanders reiterated her husband's position that "too many decisions, both political and economic, are resting in the hands of too few people.
"I think just as many of his supporters are not included in the decision-making. Alaska, because it is remote, is often not included in thinking," Sanders said, interrupted occasionally by a hacking cough that she said she picked up from air travel. "We both wanted to come up here and hear directly."
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