Bernie Sanders to campaign for Sen. Tammy Baldwin

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WBAY) - Former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders will rally support for U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's re-election in Eau Claire next week.

Baldwin's campaign announced Thursday the Vermont independent will headline a Baldwin campaign rally on Saturday, July 14, at the Lismore Hotel.

Campaign spokesman Bill Neidhardt tells Action 2 News the rally is open to the public but attendees need to RSVP on the event page of Baldwin's campaign website, tammybaldwin.com/bernie.

The campaign says senators Baldwin and Sanders will "address the importance of putting working families first and fighting for affordable health care for all."

Sanders was in Wisconsin in February, when he stopped in Green Bay on a "Repeal the Trump Tax" tour, speaking out against the Republican-passed tax reform.

Baldwin is running for a second term in the U.S. Senate in November. She was elected to the Senate in 2012 after serving as a representative in the U.S. House since 1999.

She'll face either State Sen. Leah Vukmir or businessman Kevin Nicholson, who are facing off in the Republican primary next month.