Published On: Mon, Jul 20th, 2015

Bernie-mania spreads to Texas as Sanders’ speech draws crowd of 5, 000

Over the weekend, the Vermont senator also attracted more than 8, 000 people to a rally in Dallas and 11, 000 in Phoenix, the highest turnout of his campaign.

Bernie-mania spreads to Texas as Sanders' speech draws crowd of 5,  000-   Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks in Dallas,   Texas,   on Sunday. Photograph: Mike Stone/Reuters

Ninety minutes before the scheduled start of Bernie Sanders’ speech on Sunday night, a 500-person-long line snaked around the arena, in 100F heat – and in Texas.

The Democratic presidential hopeful’s fans showed up long before the doors opened and bellowed their approval once inside, as he spoke for more than an hour in front of 5, 000 people, concluding a weekend in which he addressed about 25, 000 in Arizona and Texas and showed that Republican-dominated states are not immune to Berniemania… READ MORE



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