Presidential Elections

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to rally in Houston

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will rally in Houston

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Bernie's in town. Bernie Sanders/Facebook

The top Democratic candidate running for president of the United States is coming to town, in his first visit to Texas since the launch of his campaign.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will be in Houston on April 24, at a rally at Discovery Green at 1500 McKinney St.

Sanders is on an "Electability Tour," where he's holding rallies at towns across the country.

This will be his first visit to Texas since the launch in February of his presidential campaign. He last visited in March 2018 to encourage Democratic voters to turn out ahead of the midterms.

The rally is a free event. Doors open at 3:30 pm, and the actual event starts at 5 pm.

In addition to Houston, he'll also host a similar rally in Fort Worth on April 25.

Sanders is in Texas to attend the She the People Presidential Forum, which is taking place in Houston on April 24. It's the first-ever presidential candidate forum focused on issues important to women of color, including racial, economic, gender, and social justice issues.

Sanders recently took the lead on fundraising efforts among Democratic candidates. In April, his campaign announced a massive fundraising haul of $18.2 million raised in the first 41 days since he kicked off his 2020 presidential run, giving him a big advantage over his opponents.

There are currently 19 candidates running in the Democratic primary for president, including Beto O'Rourke, former U.S. representative who ran for U.S. senator in 2018 and came this-close to ousting Ted Cruz.