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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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