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Thousands of voters attend Bernie Sanders campaign rally in Denver

The Democratic presidential candidate hosted a rally Sunday ahead of Colorado's primary on Super Tuesday.

DENVER — Coming off of a victory in the New Hampshire presidential primary election, Senator Bernie Sanders made another plea to Colorado voters ahead of Super Tuesday.

The presidential candidate's second election of his 2020 campaign attracted thousands of voters. The event was initially planned to happen inside the Bellco Theatre at the Colorado Convention Center. However, after some high demand, the rally was moved into a couple of exhibition halls which allowed for more people to attend.

Sanders' trip to Colorado comes after his win last week in New Hampshire's presidential primary election, where he narrowly edged moderate rival Pete Buttigieg and scored the first clear victory in the Democratic Party’s chaotic 2020 nomination fight.

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Sanders declared that his victory in New Hampshire “is the beginning of the end" for President Donald Trump. Sanders has energized young voters and liberals with his calls for a Medicare for all health care system and free college tuition.

Sunday was Sanders' second visit to the Centennial State during his 2020 campaign. In September, he held a rally at Civic Center Park where he campaigned for economic justice, social justice, racial justice, and environmental justice.

Sanders won the 2016 Colorado Democratic caucus over challenger Hillary Clinton, but the state has since switched to a presidential primary.

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Colorado participates in Super Tuesday on March 3 with more than a dozen other states, including California.

A spokesman for the Colorado Republican National Committee sent a statement responding to Sander's Sunday rally saying the senators "extreme socialist agenda" wouldn't stand a chance in Colorado. They said Coloradans do not support a government takeover of their health care.


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