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Bernie Sanders to Speak at Rally in Covington

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will speak in Covington on Sunday.

Sanders, who drew large crowds during his campaign last year for the Democratic Party nomination for President, is expected to speak about health care at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.

BernieSanders.com lists the event as running from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with doors at the convention center opening at 4:30 p.m. The event is free to the public, and RSVPs are encouraged.

Sanders has traveled the country arguing against the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)'s replacement bill.

"The Republican plan is even worse than expected and by far the most harmful piece of legislation I have seen in my lifetime," Sanders said in a statement provided to CNN. "This bill has nothing to do with health care. It has everything to do with an enormous transfer of wealth from working people to the richest."

This article will be updated when more information is known.

-Staff report

Photo: Sen. Bernie Sanders (provided)