Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders will make a campaign stop in Utah sometime before the Utah presidential vote on March 22.
The Sanders campaign has confirmed to UtahPolicy.com that the Vermont Senator will campaign in Utah on Friday afternoon. Sanders has an event scheduled in Flagstaff, Arizona on March 17 and Idaho Falls, Idaho on March 18.
Sanders will hold a town hall meeting at This is the Place Heritage Park at 3:30 pm on Friday. The campaign says RSVP's for public wishing to attend event are strongly encouraged. You can RSVP for the town hall at this link.
The Sanders visit comes during an unprecedented amount of presidential campaign activity for the Beehive State. On Tuesday Chelsea Clinton stumped for her mom in Salt Lake City, and Ohio governor John Kasich is scheduled to visit Utah on Friday. In fact, a John Kasich town hall is scheduled at the exact same time on Friday at the University of Utah.
On Wednesday, the Republican National Committee cancelled a scheduled presidential debate in Salt Lake City after Donald Trump and Kasich declined to participate.
The Democratic presidential vote on March 22 is an open event, meaning any registered voter in Utah can cast a ballot in the Democratic contest. That's important because the latest UtahPolicy.com survey finds Sanders leading Hillary Clinton among all Utahns by a 41-19% margin. Among Democrats only, it's a much tighter contest with Clinton leading Sanders 51-44%.