United States presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has joined Twitch, becoming the second major presidential candidate in US history to do so.
According to Vox, the Sanders Twitch channel might come to life on Thursday, timed with his appearance in the first round of the Democratic primary debates. The channel page is live right now, but there is no programming on it.
Sanders’ move into Twitch is reportedly part of the 77-year-old Vermont Senator’s wider “Bernie TV” campaign, where he’ll livestream to a variety of streaming services including Twitch, as well as Facbook and YouTube, where he already has a presence.
The content will apparently include discussion on the news of the day, campaign updates, and pre- and post-debate programming.
“We’re moving toward doing a lot more live content on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook, tapping into an audience where there’s not a lot of political content already,” Josh Miller-Lewis, the head of Sanders’ digital campaign, told Vox.
Another Democratic presidential hopeful, Andrew Yang, launched a Twitch channel in 2018. Sanders, meanwhile, recently expressed his support for unionization of video game workers.
The first Democratic debates take place June 26 and June 27 in Miami, running from 9 to 11 PM ET. Sanders appears during night two.