Senator Bernie Sanders, recovering from a clogged artery procedure, will participate in the next debate on democracy, said in his campaign Thursday.
Mr. Sanders was still in an undisclosed Las Vegas hospital and his events were canceled in the coming days. But his campaign said it would be ready to participate in the fourth primary discussion scheduled for October 15 near Columbus, Ohio.
On Wednesday, his campaign stated that it felt "some chest discomfort" during a Tuesday night event; by medical evaluation, a blockage was found in one artery, and two stents were inserted. This week, he canceled a two-day college trip to California, and his aides did not say when he would return to the campaign trail.
Before his medical episode pulled him out of the campaign, Mr. Sanders was one of three frontrunners in the Democratic race for the 2020 nomination. But if the Allies offer optimism about his ability to return to full-time competition, the medical episode also cast a shadow over his campaign, which has already sought to attract new voters. And that will probably increase the focus on the age in the race for democratic politics, where the top three candidates are all in their 70s.
Starting Wednesday, campaign fans have been trying to put the episode in a positive light, with some tweaks and re-tweets of good wishes and encouragements. The surrogates and supporters also expressed their support. Some fans used this episode in a fundraising rally.
Mr. Sanders himself sent a tweet on Wednesday thanking his loved ones and using the opportunity to connect Medicare for everyone. The tweet prompted some allies to praise him for being so committed to his message.
Shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday, the campaign released a press briefing that said Carmen Yulin Cruz, mayor of San Juan and a national co-chair of the Sanders campaign scheduled for Mr. Sanders this weekend in New Hampshire.