Bernie Sanders to campaign for Andrew Gillum in Tampa on Friday

ZACK WITTMAN | TimesSenator Bernie Sanders speaks to a crowd of over 8000 at the Expo Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds on Tuesday evening, March 10, 2016 in Tampa.
Tuesday 14 August 2018 20.08

It's the Democratic version of the Trump Factor.

Call it "Feeling the Bern."

Like President Trump, Bernie Sanders is very, very popular with a large segment of the base, this one on the left.

Like Trump and Ron DeSantis, Sanders has endorsed someone who is running for Florida governor, Democratic Mayor Andrew Gillum.

And like Trump, Sanders is doubling down on that endorsement and campaigning in Florida for his candidate.

Friday is going to be a big day — join @BernieSanders & me in Tampa for a rally as we get ready to #BringItHome! RSVP for tickets here: #GillumForGovernor

— Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) August 14, 2018

Doors open Friday at 10 a.m. at the Armature Works on 1910 N. Ola Ave. The event starts at 11 a.m. Get your tickers here.


The Gillum campaign then heads to Orlando with Sanders for a 2 p.m. event.

Will Sanders have the same effect on the Democratic side that Trump did?

Time will tell.