A national tour of Trump country by the new Democratic National Committee chairman and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will apparently kick off April 17 in Maine.
The weeklong, multi-state tour is intended to begin to mend fences between the party and its grass roots in areas that voted for Republican President Donald Trump last year.
The Washington Post and CNN said the unity tour between Sanders, a Vermont indepedent who galvanized young Democrats with his 2016 presidential bid, and DNC leader Tom Perez will begin in Maine. It is likely to last a week and hit a number of states.
Sanders told the Post they would be traveling to “traditionally conservative states” in an effort “to revitalize the Democratic Party” and let people know that Trump’s agenda “is not what he promised them.”
Though Democrat Hillary Clinton secured more votes in Maine than Trump did, she lost in the 2nd District, which provided Trump with one of the state’s four electoral votes.
There has been no word about where the pair might appear in Maine. The party said details are still being worked out.
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks at a campaign stop March 2, 2016, in Portland.