Bernie needs a bigger building.
According to a press release on his website, Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders' scheduled campaign event in Houston has moved from the 1,500-capacity Cullen Performance Hall to a much larger venue, Hofheinz Pavilion.
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The 45-year-old multi-purpose arena at the University of Houston will host the 73-year-old Senator from Vermont this Sunday at 7 p.m., after Sanders appears at a rally in Dallas earlier that day. Hofheinz Pavilion seats 8,479 people.
The town hall meeting is part of Sanders' southwestern road trip through traditionally Republican stronghold states. His event Saturday in Phoenix was also moved to a larger venue to accommodate an anticipated big crowd. Sanders' campaign platform is focused on improving income inequality, protecting the environment and removing big money from politics.
Since announcing his presidential campaign in May, Sanders has steadily surged in early Democratic nomination polls, topping out at 17 percent in a Monmouth University poll released Wednesday. Sanders still trails heavy favorite Hillary Clinton by about 34 percent.
Admission to the town hall meeting is free and seating is first come, first served. You can find more info here.