Bernie Sanders to make stops in Iowa City and Marion this weekend

Bernie Sanders
Sanders speaks in Dubuque, Iowa in September 2014. — photo by Adam Burke

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is hitting Iowa hard this weekend.

The Vermont Senator will make at least eight campaign stops in cities across the Hawkeye state this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, hoping to garner favor with Iowans who, at this stage, seem to have set their hopes on Hillary Clinton. Recent polls in Iowa show Sanders trailing the former Secretary of State by quite a margin, with Clinton holding a 21 point lead over Sanders according to a CNN/ORC poll released this week (margin of error: plus or minus 4.5 percent).

Though his three-day campaign sprint begins tonight in Clear Lake, Iowa, Sanders will eventually make his way to Iowa City on Saturday to attend the opening of his Iowa City field headquarters on 702 S. Gilbert St. at 7 p.m.

On Sunday, Sanders will travel to Marion to attend another field headquarters opening at 724 11th St. at 10:30 a.m.

Granted, the presidential hopeful won’t be alone in his Iowa weekend foray, with the Iowa State Fair in full swing, attracting upwards of one million attendees. Sanders is one of several candidates set to speak at the Des Moines Register‘s State Fair Soapbox this weekend (along with Rick Santorum, Ben Carson and Jeb Bush). Clinton is also expected to make an appearance at the Iowa State Fair this Saturday.

View Sanders’ full weekend schedule below:

Friday, August 14

6 p.m. Iowa Democratic Wing Ding, Surf Ballroom & Museum, 460 N. Shore Drive, Clear Lake

Saturday, August 15

10:30 a.m. Boone Town Meeting, Boone County Fairgrounds, Community Building, 1601 Industrial Park Road, Boone
2 p.m. Iowa State Fair Soapbox, Iowa State Fairgrounds, 3000 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines
7 p.m. Iowa City Field Headquarters Opening, 702 S. Gilbert Street, Iowa City

Sunday, August 16

10:30 a.m. Cedar Rapids Field Headquarters Opening, 725 11th Street, Marion
1 p.m. Scott County Democrats Picnic in the Park, Scott County Park, The Whispering Pines Shelter, 18850-270th Street, Eldridge
3:15 p.m. Clinton Labor Meeting, IAFF Local 609 Union Hall, 850 28th Avenue N., Clinton
6 p.m. Dubuque Town Meeting, Loras College, 1550 Alta Vista Street, Dubuque

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