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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to hold second Arizona rally

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., tries to speak as he is shouted down by protesters as moderator Jose Vargas watches at left, Saturday, July 18, 2015, at a Netroots Nation town hall meeting in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX — Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders will be returning to Arizona for a second time this year, according to BerniePost.com.

Sanders will hold his second presidential rally in Arizona in Tucson on Oct. 9.

The 74-year-old senator, who spoke on topics such as immigration, student loan debt and minimum wage during his Phoenix visit in July, will speak at the Reid Park DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center at 7 p.m.

According to the website, Sanders is currently trailing behind Hillary Rodham Clinton in the latest Arizona polls. An August poll put Sanders approximately 22 points behind Clinton.

Sanders’s Phoenix rally drew a crowd of 11,000, his largest rally at the time. He advocated for the need of a higher minimum wage, more substantial health care for veterans and better education systems.

“One of the reasons why we have so many people in jail is because we have 5 million kids on the streets with no job,” Sanders said during the July rally. “It makes more sense to me to invest in education than for jails. I want our country to have the best education instead of having more people in jail.”

Those who wish to attend can RSVP here.

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