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Bernie Sanders cancels Monday campaign rallies in Iowa

Vermont senator to appear Wednesday in Des Moines

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Due to a change in the schedule of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, three stops in Iowa Monday on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have been canceled.

Sanders now plans to campaign for Clinton during a 10:30 a.m. event Wednesday at the Bell Center on the campus of Drake University, 1421 27th St., Des Moines.

Previously, Sanders was to be in Davenport, Iowa City and Des Moines on Monday. The change was announced by the Clinton campaign shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday.

Sanders’ stop Wednesday is part of a multistate Midwestern campaign swing for the Clinton-Kaine ticket. The Vermont senator is expected to discuss Clinton’s plans for the economy, raising the minimum wage, combating climate change, making public colleges and universities tuition free, improving the criminal justice system and defeating Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Clinton defeated Sanders in the Democratic primary, but she is continuing to work to bring his enthusiastic supporters, particularly younger voters, into the fold. Sanders’ trip to Iowa, where he lost the caucuses in February to Clinton by the slimmest of margins, could help in a state where polls say she is trailing Trump.

Doors for Wednesday’s rally in Des Moines open at 9:30 a.m. Those wishing to attend should register at hillaryclinton.com.

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