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Bernie Sanders draws crowd of 15,000 in last-minute Sacramento rally

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Bernie Sanders supporters show support of their candidate with posters. Photo credit: Amelia Storm

Bernie Sanders supporters show support of their candidate with posters. Photo credit: Amelia Storm

Bernie Sanders supporters show support of their candidate with posters. Photo credit: Amelia Storm

Amelia Storm

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Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held a rally in Sacramento on May 9 to a crowd of over 15,000 supporters.

In his speech, Sen. Sanders stressed the importance on winning the primary in California.

“With your help we are going to win the biggest prize yet, the California primary which has 475 pledged delegates,” Sanders said.

The crowd filled Bonney Field at Cal Expo which has a seating capacity of 12,000.

Sanders, who appeals primarily to the under 45 voter group, drew a large amount of college students.

“I’m here because I want to hear his message,” said Chico State recreation administration major Ben Johnson. “The Republican party rallies on hatred. It’s awful. Being here is the complete opposite.”

Sanders also gave a speech to neighboring Stockton residents on May 10.

California residents cast their vote for a Democratic candidate on June 7.


 

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2 Responses to “Bernie Sanders draws crowd of 15,000 in last-minute Sacramento rally”

  1. Frank on May 11th, 2016 9:25 am

    *21,000+

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  2. Rich Johnson on May 12th, 2016 9:48 am

    I had hoped Bernie would come to Chico, I’m guessing he’s just too burned out after a year of campaigning non-stop – at age 73.Chico has an interesting “history” with Presidential candidates, Bob Dole fell of the stage in the 90’s, and Richard Nixon was in Chico when a scandal broke out that led pundits to say he was maybe going to be kicked off the ticket with Eisenhower – which lead to the famous “Checkers” speech. Supposedly Nixon made a Critical telephone call refusing to give up VP spot from Chico train station, is that how it went? That’s what I recall reading.

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