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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt speaks during a campaign stop Sept. 3 at the Circle 9 Ranch Campground Bingo Hall in Epsom, New Hampshire. Sanders will make a campaign stop 3 p.m. Sunday at Reaves Park, 2501 Jenkins Ave. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m.

NORMAN — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will be in Norman Sunday for a campaign rally, according to his campaign website.

The Rally with Sen. Bernie Sanders is 3 p.m. at Reaves Park, 2501 Jenkins Ave. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets are not required for the free event, but people wanting to attend are encouraged to RSVP at, said campaign volunteer Corey Abernathy. Entrance to the rally will be on a first-come, first-admitted basis.

Abernathy said they are expecting a large turnout and said people who want to guarantee a spot at the rally should be sure to line up early. He pointed to traffic on the event's Facebook page, Rally in Norman with Bernie Sanders. The page had 2,600 interactions, 597 shares and 905 people saying they were attending as of 6 p.m. Monday, about 24 hours after the page was created.

The three-term representing Vermont senator canceled campaign appearances Monday and today in South Carolina to rest his voice.

Campaign spokesman Mike Casca says that while addressing a rally in Denver Sept. 9, the senator began to lose his voice, according to the Associated Press. He sounded strained during Thursday night's Democratic debate.

Ten candidates were in Thursday's debate. Candidates had to be getting at least 2% in four official polls recognized by the Democratic National Committee and 130,000 unique donors to their campaign. Debate candidates were: Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke, Andrew Yang and Julián Castro.

Sanders is the third Democratic presidential candidate to stop in Norman in the past month.

O'Rourke made a campaign stop in town Aug. 19. Booker's stop was Aug. 29.

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