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Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to speak in Las Vegas

Bernie Sanders

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is joining a growing list of presidential candidates speaking in Las Vegas next week during a national gathering of Hispanic elected officials.

Sanders will speak June 19 at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials conference at Aria on the Strip. More than 1,200 are expected to attend.

Sanders has represented Vermont in the U.S. Senate since 2006 and served for 16 years as a congressman before that. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Dr. Ben Carson also are scheduled to address the group.

It will be Sanders’ first visit to Las Vegas since announcing his presidency. Clinton and Carson have already visited the city once since joining the race.

The candidates’ speeches are closed to the public and open only to conference attendees and the media. The three-day conference begins June 17.

Other scheduled speakers include U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, congressional candidate Nevada Sen. Ruben Kihuen, state Sen. Mo Denis and Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams, all Democrats.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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