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Bernie Sanders to hold rally for congressional candidate in Syracuse Friday

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders speaking in Syracuse in April

Democratic congressional candidate Eric Kingson, one of three Democrats running in a primary Tuesday for the Democratic nomination in New York's 24th District, will get some high-profile help Friday. 

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Democratic congressional candidate Eric Kingson

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) will appear at a rally in Syracuse for Kingson, who is competing in a primary against fellow Democrats Colleen Deacon and Steve Williams. Sanders endorsed Kingson's run for Congress earlier this month, and has appointed Kingson to a committee that will help write the platform for next month's Democratic National Convention. 

Both Kingson and Sanders are advocates for Social Security. Kingson, a Syracuse University professor, is known as an expert on Social Security.

The winner of Tuesday's Democratic primary will face incumbent Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) in the general election in November. 

Friday's rally will be held at the Oncenter Convention Center. Doors open at 4 p.m. RSVPs are encouraged. 

Jason has served as WRVO's news director in some capacity since August 2017. As news director, Jason produces hourly newscasts, and helps direct local news coverage and special programming. Before that, Jason hosted Morning Edition on WRVO from 2009-2019. Jason came to WRVO in January of 2008 as a producer/reporter. Before that, he spent two years as an anchor/reporter at WSYR Radio in Syracuse.