Democrats rally in Middlebury

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MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (WCAX) Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democrats from across the state rallied together in Middlebury on Monday.

"The political revolution is spreading all across this country," said Sanders, I-Vermont.

With just nine weeks until Election Day, the Middlebury Green was filled with people to hear Vermont Democrats campaigning for the November election.

"We have a vote to take away that rubber stamp that Paul Ryan has been using to validate these terrible things that the president has been doing," said Congressman Peter Welch, D-Vermont.

"Today, we tell Mr. Trump that we are not going backward, we are going forward," Sanders said.

Sanders was on the last of three stops of a New England tour. He rallied in New Hampshire and in White River Junction earlier in the day.

"I am very much opposed to the nomination of Justice Kavanaugh," said Sanders in New Hampshire earlier on Monday.

In Middlebury, Vermont Democrats seeking local and state positions spoke to the crowd with topics ranging from climate change to raising the minimum wage and criminal justice reform. Topics that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist says inspired her to run for office.

"I could not sit by and watch any longer, and I am jumping in to fight, too," Hallquist said.

Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman, P/D-Vermont, said that even though progress has been made on issues Democrats value, there is still more to do.

"I want to point out that while we are considered the most progressive state in the country-- and we have Bernie, who is the most popular statewide and national politician in the country-- we have a long way to go on a number of issues," Zuckerman said.

Sanders wrapped up the day by asking those in attendance to be the voice of the action.

"There is not the slightest doubt in my mind that we can transform this country and create a government that works for all of us, not just the few," Sanders said.