August 10, 2015

Is Hillary Clinton Starting To #FeelTheBern? Sanders Draws Over 40,000 To Just Two Weekend Events

This week, Hillary Clinton is dealing with an FBI investigation into the security of her private server and a possible Joe Biden run.

Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders — who pulled within six points of Clinton in a New Hampshire poll last week — drew his largest crowds of the campaign this weekend in the Pacific Northwest.

About 15,000 people turned out in Seattle to hear Sanders speak on Saturday night, including 3,000 in an overflow area outside the venue.

The next day, nearly 28,000 people turned out for Sanders in Portland — including 8,000 in an overflow area. According to The Washington Post, Clinton’s best turnout of the 2016 campaign so far is 5,500 people to her campaign kickoff in June.

On Morning Joe, Mark Halperin said the large crowds prove Sanders has the “passion and authenticity” that Hillary Clinton lacks.