Bernie Sanders Hosts Largest Democratic New Hampshire Rally the Night Before Primary

Bernie Sanders Rally in New Hampshire

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Many Democratic candidates held rallies and gatherings the day before the big Democratic primary in New Hampshire. But it was Bernie Sanders’ rally that drew the largest crowd of all the Democratic candidates in New Hampshire so far. More than 7,000 people showed up for his rally on February 10. Read on to see photos and highlights.


Sanders’ Rally Was the Largest that the Democratic Candidates Have Hosted in New Hampshire

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During the rally, Sanders’ senior policy advisor Heather Gautney tweeted that there were more than 6,700 at the Durham, New Hampshire rally. Sanders’ campaign later clarified that there were 7,500 people at the event on February 10. At the beginning of his rally, Sanders said: “In case you haven’t noticed, there are a lot of people here tonight — in fact, three times more than in any other Democratic rally in New Hampshire.”

He said the turnout reveals why they’ll win in New Hampshire and in the general election.

Yahoo! reported that this was the largest of all the Democratic candidates’ New Hampshire rallies in the 2020 campaign so far.

Here’s a video showing the crowd size at Sanders’ rally.

Here’s another photo.


The 7,500 Crowd Size Was Larger than the 1,800 Size that Buttigieg Drew the Day Before

Pete Buttigieg hosted his own rally on Monday night just about 16 miles from Sanders’. His rally was attended by more than 1,000, tweeted writer Christopher J. Hale and others today.

Just the day before, Buttigieg hosted a rally attended by about 1,800 people which Fox News noted might have been the “largest crowd size this cycle by any Democratic presidential candidate in New Hampshire.”

The crowd size mention went viral on social media on Sunday, and then Sanders’ campaign later said they had a crowd size of 1,981 at Keene State College, ABC reported in the tweet below.

But then Sanders’ rally on Monday night seemed to dwarf both the rallies that were discussed the day before. Here’s a photo of the massive crowd at Sanders’ rally on Monday night.

And here’s another video from the rally, showing the crowd.


Sanders Was Joined by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & The Strokes at the Get Out the Vote Rally on Monday Night

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and The Strokes were also at Sanders’ get-out-the-vote rally. Julian Casablancas said in a statement: “We are honored to be associated with such a dedicated, diligent, & trustworthy patriot—and fellow native New Yorker. As the only truly non-corporate candidate, Bernie Sanders represents our only chance to overthrow corporate power and help return America to democracy. This is why we support him,” Pitchfork reported.

Here’s another look at the crowd.

A long line of people waited outside in the cold for the rally.

The rally was held at Whittemore Center Arena in Durham. The arena has a capacity of 7,500, which the rally maxed out at.

During the rally, actress Cynthia Nixon told the crowd that she had endorsed Sanders even though four years earlier she endorsed Hillary Clinton. When the crowd booed she said: “Oh no, we are not going to do that here.” She explained why she supported Sanders now, adding that “the world looks entirely different” and he’s “changed the terrain and the conversation” of the country.

Here are more photos from the rally.

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GettyBernie Sanders (I-VT) follows Julian Casablancas, the lead singer of the band The Strokes, onto the stage.

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GettyCornel West addresses a rally for Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders  at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire on February 10, 2020.

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And here are some photos from his events earlier in the day.

GettyA word ,”Bern’, is seen in the snow before the arrival of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for a campaign event at the Franklin Pierce University on February 10, 2020.

GettyBernie Sanders (I-VT) greets people after speaking during a campaign event the Franklin Pierce University on February 10, 2020.

GettyBernie Sanders (I-VT) drinks from his bottle as he speaks during a campaign event the Ultimate Sports Academy on February 10, 2020.

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The next primary is February 11 in New Hampshire.

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