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Long lines snake through Powell's City of Books as 600 wait to meet former presidential candidate.


TRIBUNE PHOTO: DIEGO DIAZ - U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders greeted a new fan Thursday, Dec. 1, during his visit to Powell's City of Books. About 600 people waited for more than an hour to greet the former Democratic presidential candidate.About 600 people waited in line Thursday afternoon to "feel the Bern" at Powell's City of Books.

The Dec. 1 appearance by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont began at noon. Lines of people waiting to meet Sanders and have their photo taken with the former presidential candidate stretched throughout the store's aisles.

Sanders took a few seconds to greet each person and pose for a photo as part of a national tour to promote his new book 'Our Revolution,' a recounting of Sanders' experiences from the 2016 Democratic campaign trail and his political fight for a progressive agenda.

Tickets for the event sold out quickly in mid-October.

COURTESY PHOTO - Sanders won Oregon's May 2016 primary election, but lost the Democratic nomination to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He returns to the U.S. Senate to battle incoming President-elect Donald Trump and push for a more progressive Democratic Party focused on economic issues that affect working people across the nation.

His rallies in Portland and Vancovuer, Wash., drew some of the largest crowds of Sanders' campaign.

TRIBUNE PHOTO: DEIGO DIAZ - Sanders was in town to promote his new book, 'Our Revolution.'

TRIBUNE PHOTO: DIEGO DIAZ - Fans of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders showed photos taken with the former Democratic presidential candidate during his appearance at Powell's City of Books.

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