Sanders shifts town meetings to larger venues in Iowa

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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.

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