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Bernie Sanders to speak in Fairfield Saturday

FILE PHOTO: U.S. 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders participates in a moderated discussion at the We the People Summit in Washington, U.S., April 1, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: U.S. 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders participates in a moderated discussion at the We the People Summit in Washington, U.S., April 1, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will visit Fairfield Saturday.

The independent Senator from Vermont will speak at 6:30 p.m. at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, though reservations are requested. Residents can register by visiting the following link: https://act.berniesanders.com/signup/event-190406-fairfield/.

According to Bill Neidhardt, who works for Sanders’s campaign, the Senator’s event in Fairfield will be a rally instead of a town hall, where the audience gets to ask questions of the candidate.

“We do rallies in places where we want to show enthusiasm, build a movement and thank our supporters,” he said. “This is where we turn it up to 11.”

Neidhardt said Sanders’s talk in Fairfield will focus on “big agribusiness,” which has been a theme of his campaign stops in Iowa.

Fairfield residents Diane Rosenberg and Francis Thicke will introduce Sanders to the stage.

Sanders finished second to Hillary Clinton in his quest to become the Democratic Party’s nominee for president in 2016. Sanders has represented Vermont in the U.S. Senate since 2007.

From 1991-2007, he represented the “Green Mountain State” in the U.S. House of Representatives.