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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

Loras College is prepping for the arrival of Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday.

The New Hampshire senator and presidential candidate has been attracting some large crowds to his rallies.

Most recently, Sanders had 27,000 people at his rally in Los Angeles.

In Dubuque, 1,300 people have reserved their spot at the rally, but more are expected to attend.

It's because of this large expected crowd that campaign officials had to switch the venue space at Loras.

"The RSVP's earlier today indicate that they have 1,300 RSVP's and they usually expect about twice as many RSVP's at an event, so we actually decided to move the event to the Health and Wellness Center," Faculty Adviser of the Loras College Democrats, Dr. Christoffer Lammer-Heindel, said.

The Health and Wellness Center can hold about 1,700 people and overflow space will be provided if necessary.

The rally starts at 6 p.m. Sunday.

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