Bernie Sanders is hoping to inject a little of his personal magic into the Omaha mayor’s race.

The former presidential candidate is expected to come to the city next month to campaign on behalf of Heath Mello, the Democratic candidate for mayor.

“He is coming in but we do not have a date yet,” said Jane Kleeb, the chairman of the Nebraska Democratic Party.

Kleeb, who was a Sanders supporter last fall, invited the popular Vermont senator to come to Nebraska.

A source has said that Sanders is coming to Omaha on April 20, after Tuesday’s primary, but Kleeb emphasized that no date has been confirmed.

Mello is challenging Mayor Jean Stothert.

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