Crochet Bernie Sanders makes appearance at Wash. convention

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders didn’t make it to the Washington Democratic Convention, but a crochet version of him did.

Donna Burdick, a delegate from Everett, crafted the life-sized upper body of Sanders, complete with tie and eyeglasses, shortly after the caucuses earlier this year. The final touches — his teeth and a bird on his shoulder — were added on Friday, the first day of the convention.

She said that she brought him because Sanders is “always by my side.”

“He represents everything I represent,” she said. “He can’t be at our convention today, so I thought I’d bring him and raise awareness about Bernie.”

Sanders won the Washington state caucuses in March.

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