- Associated Press - Monday, March 21, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Latest on campaign appearances in Utah by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (all times local):

5:30 p.m.

Democrat Bernie Sanders is asking thousands of Utah voters to join his “political revolution” and cast their vote of support by attending their local caucus meetings Tuesday.

The Vermont senator spoke to a crowd of several thousand people Monday afternoon inside a gymnasium at West High School in Salt Lake City.

Sanders says he knows Utah is a conservative state but its people don’t appreciate the personal attacks lodged by other candidates on the campaign trail.



His Monday rally was his second public appearance in Utah. He held a rally in Salt Lake City on Friday that was attended by more than 10,000 people.

The candidate is trying to catch front runner Hillary Clinton, who has a lead of about 300 pledged delegates. She needs about 770 more delegates to win the Democratic nomination.

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4:25 p.m.

Democrat Bernie Sanders is using his campaign stop in Utah to deliver a foreign policy speech that calls for a negotiated peace between Israel and the Palestinian people.

The Vermont senator gave a 30 minute speech Monday afternoon that was equal parts critical and supportive of Israel’s actions against Hamas. He delivered it before about 100 supporters at West High School in Salt Lake City, shortly before taking the stage at a rally in the school’s gymnasium.

He says it’s a speech he would have delivered had he addressed a pro-Israel lobbying group Monday as the rest of the presidential candidates did.

Sanders, who is Jewish, says he’s probably the only candidate with personal ties to Israel.

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10:15 a.m.

Bernie Sanders is planning to make his second public appearance of his campaign in Utah ahead of the state’s Tuesday caucus.

The Democratic presidential candidate will hold a rally at 1:00 p.m. on Monday at West High School in Salt Lake City.

Sanders held a similar event Friday that attracted thousands of supporters, many of whom were young people.

The candidate is trying to catch front runner Hillary Clinton, who has a lead of about 300 pledged delegates. She needs about 770 more delegates to win the Democratic nomination.

Clinton has not made a public campaign appearance in Utah, but did send her daughter to speak last week on her behalf.

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