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Democratic presidential candidate Bernard Sanders, who is gaining ground on front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, will be among the five White House hopefuls at the party's summer meeting this week in Minnesota.

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Bernie Sanders isn't the only one who can draw a crowd. (Illustration by Drew Sheneman of the Tribune Media Services)

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernard Sanders is gaining more attention from potential voters in Iowa and New Hampshire due to his straight-shooting style and social agenda. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Bernard Sanders has been cashing in on his quarter-century in the Senate as a fierce left-wing warrior in his bid to wean support away from presumed Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, who has been hamstrung by the ongoing scandal involving her private email server. (Associated Press)

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Frank Rothstein holds a sign before a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders in Los Angeles. (AP Photo)

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a rally, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a rally, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

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Martin Luther King III and Democratic presidential candidate Bernard Sanders commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act but said more action is needed to make sure poor minorities in the U.S. are not disenfranchised. (Associated Press photographs)

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at the 2015 International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers (SMART) Conference, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Democratic presidential candidates, from left, Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Lincoln Chafee stand on stage during the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame Dinner, Friday, July 17, 2015, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal gave Sen. Bernard Sanders backhanded praise over Mrs. Clinton, saying the Vermonter "is willing to call himself a socialist."

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In this July 9, 2015 photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at the Alliance for Retired Americans 2015 National Legislative Conference in Washington. From his run for mayor of Burlington to numerous campaigns for Congress, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has for more than three decades eschewed traditional party labels in his pursuit of political office, winning election after election as an independent. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

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Bernie Sanders in 1974

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Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., arrives with his wife Jane at a campaign rally, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) ** FILE **

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a political rally in Madison, Wis., Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (Michael P. King/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

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Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders shakes hands with supporters after speaking at a political rally in Madison, Wis., Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (Michael P. King/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

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National Edition News cover for June 29, 2015 - Sanders gains ground on Clinton: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, reaches out to shake hands with Karl Bergeron of Northwood, N.H., Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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Sen. Bernard Sanders, Vermont independent, is surging ahead in early-polling states New Hampshire and Iowa, gaining on front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton. (Associated Press)