On Sunday, in his hometown of Brooklyn, Bernie Sanders held the biggest campaign rally to date. By contrast, Hillary Clinton’s rallies were underwhelming.
If rally turnout is any indicator of voter excitement about the two candidates in the Democratic primary, Sanders has never been hotter. The Vermont senator, who spent his first 19 years in Brooklyn, spoke to a crowd of 28,356 supporters in Prospect Park on Sunday, delivering a fiery speech about the need for a national $15/hour minimum wage, tuition-free public college, and holding Wall Street accountable. According to the Washington Post, the crowd estimate came from a company that helped with event logistics, which also works for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Sanders’ previous rally record was at Portland, Oregon’s Moda Center in 2015.