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Bernie Sanders is coming to Kansas City Wednesday

Bernie Sanders, who has given Hillary Clinton everything she can handle in this year’s race for the Democratic presidential nomination, is expected to visit Kansas City Wednesday for a midday rally, The Buzz has learned.

Campaign officials have not announced a site, though aides have inquired about several venues, including the Uptown Theater where other prominent Democrats, including President Barack Obama, have spoken in recent years.

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The rally would come just 10 days before Kansas’ March 5 caucuses.

With Missouri’s primary set for March 15, Sanders would touch partisans in both states shortly before the two states vote.

The visit will be the Vermont senators’ second to Kansas City as a presidential candidate. He appeared with Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley at the La Raza annual conference here last July.

The timing of the visit is interesting in that more than a dozen states vote on Super Tuesday March 1, which precedes the contests in both Missouri and Kansas. A Sanders visit might make more sense after March 1.

Sanders’ campaign suffered a setback Saturday when he lost the Nevada caucuses to Clinton.

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