With the New York primary approaching on April 29, the contest is becoming increasingly important for the Bernie Sanders campaign. Even though he has raised a remarkable amount recently and will clearly be able to continue the fight, a heavy defeat in his birth state – he trails Hillary Clinton by double digits – would be a big setback.
Yet, tell that to the estimated 27,000 people who packed Washington Square Park last night for one of Sanders’ biggest rallies yet. It wasn’t without controversy, as Clinton surrogates used outrage to try to turn attention back to their candidate.
The candidates debate in Brooklyn this evening.
Meanwhile on the Republican side, the New York Daily News made an endorsement.