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Jane O'Meara Sanders Talks Husband's Campaign & The Fight In Illinois

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Senator Bernie Sanders will be coming to EdwardsvilleFriday in hopes of riling up supporters in the state. Illinois' primary is on the 15th. Yesterday, we got a call from the Sanders campaign asking if we would talk with his wife, Jane O'Meara Sanders. Fifteen minutes later, she called up the station.

We spoke about Sen. Sanders' ties in Illinois as a young activist and college student, his recent visit to the state to call for higher education funding, feminism, the music he likes and much more. You can listen to the extended interview (we had to leave some out on the radio) here:

NPR Illinois will be continuing conversations with the campaigns of political candidates as they become available to us.

Rachel Otwell of the Illinois Times is a former NPR Illinois reporter.
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