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Bernie Sanders coming to Tampa this Thursday

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Tampa Bay area is about to Feel The Bern.

The Bernie Sanders campaign announced early Tuesday that the Vermont Senator will be appearing Thursday night at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall at 7 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m.

Tickets can be obtained by going here.

It’s one of three events that he’ll be making in Florida this week in advance of the March 15 presidential primary.

Sanders holds a rally tonight in Miami, and will be in Kissimmee at Osceola Heritage Park at 3 p.m. on Thursday.

On Wednesday night, Sanders and Hillary Clinton will face off in a debate hosted by Univision in Miami. CNN and the Fusion network will simulcast the event in English.

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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