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Hundreds attend WNY rally for Bernie Sanders

Posted at 7:08 PM, Jan 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-25 07:00:47-05

New York is historically a blue state, but that isn't stopping one local group from voicing their choice for president.

A group called "Buffalo for Bernie" organized a rally Saturday. The group supports Bernie Sanders for the next U.S. President.

The rally was held at Bidwell Park and Elmwood Avenue. Several hundred attended the march. Supporters said they like Bernie Sanders for his fight to raise the minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour, offer tuition free education at public colleges, and offer single payer health care.

“He recognizes that we have some structural problems in our economy and in our society,” organizer Brian Nowak said. “The things that he's put up are potential solutions to these problems."

"He wants to help us,” Sanders supporter Jamie Diamond added. “He wants to be there for us. He wants us to come together.”

According to a CNN poll released Thursday, Sanders now has an eight point lead in Iowa over democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

 

 
 

 

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