Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will speak at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Monday, as he gears up for the Garden State primary on June 7.

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Sanders' campaign website said doors will open at the Historic Adrian Phillips Ballroom at 7:30 a.m. Monday. The rally, called "A Future to Believe in," is free and open to all, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged and guests will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

There is also a rally scheduled Sunday at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, with doors opening at 2 p.m.

Parking information is available on the Boardwalk Hall website. Sanders' team said carpooling to the event is encouraged.

According to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released last month, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to lead Sanders in New Jersey. But for the first time, the Vermont senator has closed the gap to single digits: 51 percent for Clinton and 42 percent for Sanders.

Patrick Lavery produces "New Jersey's First News" and is New Jersey 101.5's morning drive breaking news reporter. Follow him on Twitter @plavery1015 or email

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