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Bernie Sanders visiting Cincinnati today

Posted at 5:20 PM, Jun 24, 2019

CINCINNATI — Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders will appear in Cincinnati Friday night as a keynote speaker for the National Newspaper Publishers Association convention.

The NNPA is a 79-year-old network of black-owned American newspapers that includes the Cincinnati Herald.

Much of its four-day conference, which includes an opening reception Wednesday, workshops Thursday and Friday, and a press conference with Sanders Friday evening, will be free and open to the public.

The Vermont senator will headline a Friday night dinner honoring Cincinnati Herald publisher emerita Marjorie Parham. This event is not free — anyone hoping to attend can purchase a ticket online for $75.

Sanders, a self-identified Democratic socialist who recently made headlines with a proposal to eliminate all student debt in the country, is among the frontrunners in a crowded and hotly contested Democratic field for the 2020 presidential election.