Sanders shifts town meetings to larger venues in Iowa

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will head to Iowa this week, where he is currently seven points behind Clinton, according to polls.

After larger than expected turnout projections in Grinnell and Cedar Rapids, both of those town meetings have been moved to larger venues.

All campaign town meetings are open to the public. Tickets are not required, however the campaign strongly recommends attendees to RSVP.

At 2pm on Thursday, Sanders will be speaking at the Grinnell Town Meeting. The event was originally scheduled to be at the Grinnell Community Center, but has been relocated across the street to Central Park to accommodate a larger crowd.

At 5pm, the independent Senator from Vermont will be present at the opening of the Ottumwa Campaign Headquarters.

At 7:30pm, he’ll be at the Burlington Town Meeting, which will take place in the livestock arena at the Des Moines County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

On Friday, at 9:30am, Senator Sanders will be making a stop at the Muscatine Roundtable at the Muscatine County Boxing Club. This event is not open to the public.

At 2pm, he will be at the Meskwaki Nation Town Meeting at the Meskwaki Tribal Center. Doors will open at 1 p.m.

At 7pm, Sanders will be making an appearance at the Cedar Rapids Town Meeting. The meeting has been relocated from the Sinclair Auditorium at Coe College to The Quad behind the auditorium.

As the state with the earliest caucuses in the country, Iowa is a key battleground state for the Sanders campaign. A positive outcome here could galvanize support from those who still see him as a fringe candidate.

More information on Sanders’ swing through Iowa can be found in the official press release.

Bernie Sanders returning to Minneapolis

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will be in Minneapolis on Friday to address the Democratic National Committee Summer Meeting.

Sanders will be speaking at the DNC’s Summer Meeting at the Hilton in Minneapolis, Minnesota some time between 1pm and 3pm on Friday.

Supporters are strongly encouraged to attend. Doors open at 9am, and are open to the public. Sanders will be present in the Hospitality Room from between 12pm and 1pm.

Bernie Sanders merchandise and gear will also be available.

Also at the event will be Ben and Jerry, of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream. Ice cream will be served from between 12pm and 1pm.

Other presidential candidates will be speaking at the event. C-SPAN will be covering the entire day’s proceedings live. You can find more information on their coverage here.

Bernie to make two-day swing in New Hampshire

Bernie Sanders will kick off a two-day swing through New Hampshire today, beginning in Salem for a town meeting.Bernie Sanders will kick off a two-day swing through New Hampshire today, beginning in Salem for a town meeting.

Senator Sanders will arrive in New Hampshire on Sunday, August 23 where he will kick off his swing at 5pm for a town hall in Salem. Doors will open at the Woodbury School Gymnasium at 4:30pm.

On Monday, Sanders will be hosting a town hall at the Kennett Middle School Cafeteria in Conway at 10:30am, with doors opening half an hour beforehand.

In the afternoon, Sanders will be hosting a town hall in Berlin. The town hall at the The White Mountain Chalet kicks off at 2:30pm, and doors will be open at 2pm.

The Senator from Vermont will conclude his swing through New Hampshire with a town hall at the Littleton Opera House on Union St in Littleton. The town hall will begin at 7pm, and doors will be open half an hour prior.

As with all campaign events, tickets are not required, and availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis, however you are strongly recommended to RSVP to the events on Sanders’ campaign website.

This swing comes after a Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll showed Sanders had the lead over Clinton in New Hampshire.

Sanders to rally supporters in Charleston

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will address a rally of thousands of supporters in Charleston, South Carolina on Saturday night.

The rally at the Charleston Convention Center will begin at 7pm on Saturday night, with doors opening an hour prior to kick-off.

Originally scheduled to be held at Burke High School, the campaign was forced to shift the rally to the larger Convention Center after higher than expected turnout projections.

The campaign is expecting a large turnout to the Charleston rally.

On Saturday morning, prior to the Charleston rally, Sanders will be holding a town meeting in Sumter, a city of roughly 40,000.

Attendees to both events are strongly encouraged to RSVP on the campaign’s website. Admission is free and it is advisable to get there early to avoid disappointment. We know how quickly these rallies fill up!

Sanders campaign shifts Charleston rally

With turnout projections mounting, the Sanders campaign has been forced to shift its rally in Charleston, South Carolina to a larger venue.

The rally, initially scheduled to take place at Burke High School, has been shifted to the Charleston Convention Center.

Venue shifting is not a new phenomenon for the Sanders campaign, with events regularly moved due to larger than expected turnout projections.

Bernie Sanders will be in South Carolina on Friday and Saturday, for a two-day swing through the state. He will also be visiting Greenville, Columbia, and Sumter.

Anyone wishing to attend a rally or town meeting are strongly encouraged to RSVP on the campaign website.

Sanders to conclude swing through Iowa

On Sunday, Sanders will be concluding his three-day swing through the Hawkeye State with a town meeting in Dubuque.

Sanders kicks off his final day in Iowa in, Marion where he will open his Cedar Rapids field headquarters.

At 1pm, Sanders will be joining a Democrats Picnic in the Park at Scott County, in Eldridge. This event is open to everyone and locals are encourage to join. If you would like a portion of the picnic, $10 will be asked to be contributed to the local Democrats.

At 3:15pm, Bernie will be in Clinton to attend a local labor meeting, where he will be speaking with workers.

At 6pm, Senator Sanders will wrap up his Iowa tour and will travel to Dubuque for a town meeting at the Loras College Athletic and Wellness Center, a venue which had to be arranged following larger than expected attendance projections.

Attendees to the town meeting and other meetings and events in Iowa on Sunday are strongly encouraged to RSVP on the campaign’s website.

Sanders will be heading to Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina in the coming weeks.

Bernie Sanders is heading to Nevada

Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is heading to Nevada on Tuesday.

Sanders will be speaking at the 59th Annual Nevada State AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention in Los Vegas on Tuesday the 18th of August, before holding a rally in Reno later that night.

The rally in Reno will be held at the University of Nevada and is expected to start at 7pm, with gates opening at 6pm.

Attendees are strongly encouraged to RSVP to the rally on the campaign website.

If you’re heading to see Bernie in Nevada, make sure you get there early. Tens of thousands missed out on seeing Bernie last week, when arenas up and down the West Coast were filled to capacity.

Sanders campaign shifts venue for Dubuque meeting

Bernie Sanders has had to again shift venues due to larger than expected turn-outs, this time in Iowa.

The Dubuque town meeting has had to be moved to the Loras College Athletic and Wellness Center in Dubuque, Iowa after increased attendance projections.

Sanders is in Iowa for a three-day swing through the key state.

Attendees to the town meeting and other meetings and events in Iowa are strongly encouraged to RSVP on the campaign’s website.

You can view Senator Sanders’ full Iowa itinerary here.

Bernie to visit South Carolina

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is making a swing through South Carolina next weekend.

Sanders’ campaign released an itinerary yesterday of the Senator’s trip.

On Friday August 21, Sanders will be holding a rally in Greenville at the TD Convention Center from 11am. That night from 7pm, the campaign will hold a town meeting at the Medallion Center in Columbia.

On Saturday morning, Sanders will hold a Sumter town meeting at the Sumter County Civic Center. Sanders is expected to be speaking in Orangeburg, at a location to be confirmed, before finishing his trip with a rally in Charleston.

The Charleston rally is set to start at 7pm at Burke High School.

Bernie heads to Iowa for weekend swing

Bernie Sanders is heading to Iowa this weekend, for a three-day swing through the key state.

Sanders is kicking off his visit on Friday night at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding, a nationally recognized fundraiser organised by local county Democratic parties. Also speaking at the Wing Ding are Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Lincoln Chafee and Martin O’Malley.

On Saturday morning, Sanders is holding a town meeting in Boone. At 2pm he is speaking at the Iowa State Fair soapbox. More than a dozen presidential candidates are also scheduled to speak.

At 7pm on Saturday, Sanders will be opening the campaign’s Iowa City field headquarters on S. Gilbert Street, Iowa City.

On Sunday morning, Sanders will be opening the campaign’s Cedar Rapids field headquarters on 11th Street, Marion. Later in the day, he is attending the Scott County Democrats’ Picnic in the Park, followed by a labor meeting in Clinton.

Concluding his swing through Iowa, Sanders will host a town meeting in Dubuque.

Sanders’ weekend swing comes after a CNN/ORC poll shows him gaining ground on Clinton in Iowa, trailing the former Secretary of State 50-31.