Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders walks on stage to speak at the Polk County Democrats Steak Fry, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Sanders heading to Warren's native state for Comanche event

September 22, 2019 - 11:07 am

LAWTON, Oklahoma (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is on tap to address the largest annual gathering of the Comanche Nation in the state where one of his main rivals, Elizabeth Warren, was born.

The 28th annual Comanche Nation Fair Powwow is set for Sunday evening in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Sanders and Warren agree on many policy issues, including "Medicare for All."

Both have refused to attack one another, ducking questions about whether they'll have to compete eventually for the party's most liberal wing.

Not only is Sanders on Warren's home turf, though, his appearance at the Comanche event may remind some of a touchy subject for Warren.

Warren has been criticized for claiming Native American heritage, and the issue has continued to haunt her despite an apology last month.

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