Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders congratulated his supporters for making formerly radical Democratic ideas and beliefs mainstream during a rally in Kansas on Friday night.
“That victory here in Kansas, victories in 21 of the states, 13 million votes made ideas that were once considered to be radical, part of the mainstream conversation that is what you did,” Sanders said to the crowd in Wichita.
Sanders’ “radical” ideas include a $15 minimum wage, Medicare-for-all, and tuition-free college among many other socialist beliefs.
He went to Kansas to rally in support for Democrat James Thompson, running for Kansas’ 4th Congressional District seat, with Democratic congressional hopeful Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The former Democrat presidential candidate tweeted out a video earlier in the evening with Brent Welder, a candidate for Kansas’ 3rd district, and Ocasio-Cortez accidentally saying that they were there to ” flip this seat red in November.” (RELATED: Socialist Darling Trips Over Herself As She Takes Her First Steps On The Campaign Trail)
Sanders won the Democratic presidential primary in Kansas with two-thirds of the vote over the eventual nominee, Hillary Clinton.
Ocasio-Cortez has made big waves since defeating New York Congressman Joe Crowley, who was in office for nearly two decades for NY’s 14th district.