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Bernie Sanders coming to Charlotte Monday

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. will hold a a campaign rally Monday at PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte.
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. will hold a a campaign rally Monday at PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte. AP

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to visit Charlotte on Monday, a few hours ahead of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton’s visit to the Queen City.

Sanders’ campaign announced Saturday that the Vermont senator will be at PNC Music Pavilion for a late afternoon rally. Entry to the venue begins at 1:30 p.m. RSVPs are requested.

Sanders visit is his first to Charlotte and comes after Friday’s visit to the Triangle.

Charlotte will be ground zero for the Democratic race Monday, a day before Tuesday’s presidential primary. North Carolina will be one of five key states, including Florida, Ohio, Illinois and Missouri voting that day.

Clinton is scheduled to appear at a 7:30 p.m. event at the Grady Cole Center Monday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the Clinton appearance.

Jim Morrill

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