Originally published at: TACOMA BERNING: Sanders Addresses Crowd of 17,000 SUPPORTERS in Washington State | Sean Hannity
Democratic frontrunner Bernie Sanders addressed a massive rally in Tacoma, Washington this week; speaking to more than 17,000 supporters just days before voters in Nevada head to the Caucuses.
“Bernie Sanders rallied thousands of supporters in Washington state three weeks ahead of its presidential primary, calling for the grassroots movement that led to his win in the state’s 2016 caucuses to continue through the broader primary that takes place March 10,” reports MyNorthwest.
“We may not have billions of dollars to throw around, but we have hundreds of thousands of people in every state in this country knocking on doors,” he said. “And that’s why we’re going to win here in Washington and why we’re going to win all over this country.”
“We are a democracy, not an oligarchy,” Sanders said, referring to billionaire Mike Bloomberg. “You’re not going to buy this election.”
17,000 people in Tacoma just sent a very powerful message to the billionaire class.
When working people stand together, there is nothing we cannot accomplish.
Thank you Washington! Let's go forward. pic.twitter.com/rnwDUPfn5a
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 18, 2020
Bloomberg is poised to drop more than $124 million in 14 states ahead of the Super Tuesday primary contests on March 3rd; spending 10 times more than his top Democratic rivals.
“Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor, has also poured millions into ground operations in Super Tuesday states. In Colorado, where voters already are casting primary ballots by mail, he has a paid staff of 55 people; Sanders has two,” reports MSN.
“For nearly three months, Bloomberg has been the only Democrat to devote most of his travel to those states, which include California, Texas and North Carolina. His opponents are still scrambling to gain traction in contests on Saturday in Nevada and Feb. 29 in South Carolina. Bloomberg is skipping those races, as he did earlier in Iowa and New Hampshire,” adds the website.
Bloomberg qualified for the next Democratic Debate Tuesday morning, gaining 19% of support nationwide in a last-minute poll conducted by PBS.
Read the full report here.