Presidential Candidates in ALBANY, New York


Three of the five remaining presidential candidates were in Albany Monday, part of abnormally robust campaigns ahead of New York’s April 19 primary. Ohio Gov. John Kasich  huddled with GOP state legislators in the Capitol at noon, before heading to events in North Greenbush and Saratoga Springs. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will start his day in Binghamton, and then held a rally at the Washington Avenue Armory at 2 p.m. before hosting a third event in Buffalo. And Donald Trump met supporters at the Knickerbocker Arena (also called the Times Union Center)  at 7.

Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders ticked off reasons why he believes the U.S. economy is “rigged” at the Washington Avenue Armory and sharply criticized his rival in the primary, Hillary Clinton.

In front of a raucous Albany crowd, the Vermont U.S. senator implored supporters to turn out on April 19, when Sanders is taking on Clinton in her adopted home state of New York, where Clinton served as a U.S. senator.

 BernieSupportersChantOutsideArmoryBernie supporters outside the Washington AvenueArmory chanting “Feel The Bern” . One said:”Seeing Sen. Bernie Sanders, she said, “is, like, bigger than seeing Beyonce.”

“Let us next week have the highest voter turnout in the history of New York State,” Sanders said, noting that his campaign has been successful so far in high-turnout states.

More than 4,000 people packed into the Armory, and about 2,000 more tried to attend but were unable to get in.

“Let me apologize to the 2000 people outside who couldn’t get in, we appreciate it,” Sanders said.

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