Bernie Sanders speaks in Elizabethtown, Ky.
Sanders holds "unscheduled" stop en route to rally at Bowling Green, Ky.
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WDRB) -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders talked health care, the economy and other issues in an unscheduled stop with supporters outside a Panera restaurant in Elizabethtown Saturday afternoon.
His campaign arranged the stop in advance of Tuesday's Kentucky presidential primary election.
Sanders called the stop an "unusual town meeting, but 'what the heck.' It's an unusual campaign," as he ticked off several issues amid cheers from those gathered around him in a parking lot.
"Here in Kentucky, you have a pension fund administered by the United Mine Workers which is in serious trouble," Sanders said.
"We are going to have to do very, very well to earn more 'pledged' delegates than Clinton has," Sanders said, referring to the closed Kentucky primary election with 55 delegates at stake. Another 61 are in play in the Oregon primary, also Tuesday. "If there's a large voter turnout, we will win," Sanders said. He has previously won 19 states but trails Hillary Clinton in delegate count.
Sanders brought forward people struggling to pay medical and student debt to make his points.
"We need an economy that works for all of us, not just the one percent," Sanders said.
Sanders stopped at the restaurant on Towne Drive en route to a previously announced rally Saturday night at Bowling Green, Ky. He's also scheduled to speak at a rally in Paducah Sunday.
Sanders campaigned in Frankfort Saturday and at Louisville's Waterfront Park earlier in the month.
Hillary Clinton holds a rally at a union hall in Louisville Sunday afternoon.
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