- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 18, 2016

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has given the first of two speeches in Arizona to rally Democrats ahead of next month’s general election.

Sanders was in Flagstaff on Tuesday afternoon, addressing a capacity crowd at a Northern Arizona University auditorium that seats about 900 people.

He spoke for about 40 minutes and told the crowd that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is the only one who can move the nation forward.

Sanders also reminded the crowd that Arizona is one of the battleground states.

He says Clinton can win in Arizona if young people, working people and senior citizens come out to vote.

A Democratic presidential candidate hasn’t won Arizona since then-President Bill Clinton did it in 1996.

Sanders is scheduled to speak Tuesday night at another rally in Tucson.

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