- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - This weekend’s scheduled speech in Phoenix by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been moved to a larger venue.

The Vermont senator originally was to appear Saturday night at Comerica Theater, but now will speak at the Phoenix Convention Center.

The Comerica Theater seats 5,000 while the Phoenix Convention Center has rooms that can hold about 12,000 people.

Last Saturday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump moved his Phoenix rally from a luxury hotel’s ballroom to the Convention Center.

Trump reportedly drew 4,200 people inside the hall and countless more people outside the event.

Sanders drew a reported 10,000 people at a Wisconsin appearance two weeks ago.

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