Sen. Bernie Sanders is bringing his insurgent presidential campaign to Minneapolis Sunday, where he will host a town hall meeting at the American Indian Center in Minneapolis at 10.
Nearly 2,100 people had signed up to attend as of Thursday afternoon.
Sanders, formerly the socialist mayor of Burlington, Vt., is running as a Democrat, seeking to be a liberal-left alternative to the heavily favored presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State and First Lady of the United States.
Sanders is running on issues like income inequality, global warming and money in politics.
Clinton has thus far tried to appeal to party progressives by talking about some of the same issues and has avoided contact with Sanders.
Democratic nominating contests have often been a venue of insurgent candidates like Eugene McCarthy in 1968 and Howard Dean in 2004.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."