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Senator Bernie Sanders rally moved to Moda Center

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

One of the Democratic candidates for President is heading to Portland and he's expecting a large crowd.

Senator Bernie Sanders is starting a West Coast campaign swing and he's in Portland for a free rally on Sunday night.

The rally was originally planned for the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, but is now happening at the Moda Center.

The Vermont Senator is the longest serving Independent in Congress. He is running for the Democratic nomination.

Sanders plans to discuss climate change, income inequality and getting big money out of politics. His campaign just asked to move to the larger space.

The Moda Center can hold around 19,000 and the Coliseum holds nearly 13,000.

The biggest crowd Sanders drawn so far was 11,000 at a rally in Phoenix last month.

On a conference call with reporters on Thursday, Sanders talked about the large crowds at his rallies.

"I think what's going on is we're seeing a whole lot of people all over this country showing significant dissatisfaction with establishment politics, establishment economics, with establishment media. I think people want to see our country move in a very different direction," said Bernie Sanders.

Senator Sanders rally begins at 7 p.m. on Sunday. It's free but you're encouraged to RSVP online.

This is the first political rally held at the Moda Center.

President Bill Clinton was the last politician to speak there, back then it was called the Rose Garden.

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