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Sanders hands Iowa crowd the mic in a push to get personal

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IOWA FALLS, Iowa (AP) -

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is getting personal with supporters in Iowa in the final days before the state's lead-off caucuses.

Speaking to about 200 people in Iowa Falls on Monday, the Vermont senator shortened his prepared remarks and turned the floor over to the audience, asking them to discuss life on Social Security benefits and whether they could afford their medication.

Alden, Iowa resident Carrie Aldrich teared up as she told Sanders about the hardships of living with a disability on less than $10,000 a year.

Sanders thanked the group and touted his pledges to expand Social Security and create a single-payer style health care system.
 

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