(WXYZ) — Senator Bernie Sanders is ramping up his operations here in Michigan.
On Tuesday, Sanders announced plans to add nine additional staff members to his team in the Great Lakes State.
Sanders also plans to open four new offices. They'll be in Detroit, Grand rapids, Ann Arbor and Flint.
The move comes ahead of the state's Democratic Primary on March 10.
Sanders took Michigan in the 2016 race for the Democratic Presidential nominee, narrowly defeating Hillary Clinton.
President Trump took the state in the general election.