Is Boston feeling the Bern? We’ll find out next Saturday.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is scheduled to spend the day in Massachusetts on Saturday, Oct. 3, according to his campaign website.
Sanders’ swing through the Bay State begins in Springfield with a 2 p.m. rally on the steps of Springfield City Hall. Doors open at 1 p.m.
Then the Vermont senator will hold another rally at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center at 6 p.m. to “discuss the major issues facing our country.’’ Doors open at 5 p.m. It’s the first time Sanders has held a rally in Boston, though supporters did organize a grassroots event at Dewey Square in July.
Consistent with Sanders’ environmentalist positions (as well as common sense in this case), the campaign encourages members of the public to carpool or take public transit.
Though he trails Hillary Clinton in national polls by a significant margin, Sanders has drawn the largest crowds of any candidate on the campaign trail, sometimes into the 10,000s and 20,000s.
According to the convention center website, the expected attendence next Saturday is 14,000.
A WMUR/CNN poll released Thursday evening found Sanders leading in New Hampshire with 46 percent of likely Democratic primary voters, compared to 30 percent for Clinton and 14 percent for Joe Biden, who has not announced his candidacy.
It’s the seventh straight poll to show Sanders leading in the state.
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