15,000: Bernie Draws Yuge Crowd in the South Bronx

15,000: Bernie Draws Yuge Crowd in the South Bronx

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Over 15,000 people gathered at St. Mary’s Park in the South Bronx to listen to presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).  It was Sanders’ first rally in New York.  He was raised in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn.

The New York primary is on April 19 and 291 delegates are at stake.  Whether Sanders can win over Clinton, who was elected to the U.S. Senate from New York twice, will be learned in a little less than three weeks.

Hillary Clinton held a rally Thursday at SUNY Purchase where over 300 people showed up.  But 50 Sanders supporters demonstrated at the rally and stood up shouted, “If she wins, we lose” over and over again.

Sanders’ crowd have been consistently larger than Clinton’s but that has not necessarily meant that her delegate totals will be lower.  Clinton has won more contests than Sanders so far in 2016.

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, comms strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog focused on African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke also writes for NBC BLK, The Root, NNPA and is the Managing Editor of Politic365. As part of a diverse career in politics and media, she has served as a congressional staffer for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Director of Communications for Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Burke appeared each Monday on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. She was born and raised in New York. Email: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @LVBurke. IG: @laurenvburke. Periscope: @LVBurke

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