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Democratic underdog Bernie Sanders to visit University


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The Vermont senator faces the problem of being a self-proclaimed socialist, something that makes voters uncomfortable. | Courtesy of Getty Images

Sen. Bernie Sanders will take the stage at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Hofheinz Pavilion.

The event was originally scheduled at Cullen Performance Hall, which seats 1,612 people but was moved to Hofheniz which seats nearly 9,000.

Sanders’ website calls the rally a town meeting, and asks attendees to join as the candidate and local leaders “discuss how we get big money out of politics, deal with obscene wealth and income inequality, combat climate change and make college education affordable.”

According to a recent poll by Monmouth University, Sanders has risen 10 points in the Democratic field to 17 percent, whereas Hillary Clinton has fallen 9 points to 51 percent.

Sanders has been making waves recently, even though the campaign trail is still young. According to the New York Times, as of Thursday, he has raised $13.7 million, 81 percent of which comes from small donations.

These small donations have averaged below $50; Sanders has made a point of not using Super PACs.

Sanders’ website said his platform’s focuses are “creating decent paying jobs, income and wealth inequality, getting big money out of politics, climate change and environment and a living wage.”

His event is free and open to the public. Hofheinz Pavilion is located at 3875 Holman St.

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