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May 07, 2016

Bernie Sanders coming to New Jersey

Democratic presidential candidate holding two rallies in state

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will hold two rallies in New Jersey ahead of the state's June primary.

Sanders will hold a rally at Rutgers University's Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway on Sunday, May 8.

The next morning, Sanders will head south to Atlantic City where he'll hold another rally at The Historic Adrian Phillips Ballroom in Boardwalk Hall.

Both events are free and open to the public, but the Sanders campaign is encouraging those wishing to attend to RSVP on the candidate's website.

Sanders currently trails his rival for the party's nomination, Hillary Clinton, in both New Jersey and nationally.

According to a recent Monmouth University poll, Clinton has the support of 60 percent of likely Democratic voters in the state, while Sanders has 32 percent.

Clinton has secured 2,205 delegates in the race so far, including 522 superdelegates, who can change allegiances before the nomination.

Sanders has won the support of 1,401 total delegates. To win the nomination, 2,383 are needed.