Democrats in Bayonne and Hoboken are scheduled to congregate next week as they figure out the best way to get the vote out for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT): currently the main opposition to former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.Â
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Senator Bernie Sanders is as grassroots as it gets. That’s why it’s so important that his middle-class sympathizers unite and share his message,” says the Bayonne event description.
“Join us for Hudson County’s first organizing meeting. Bern baby Bern!!”
The meeting is scheduled for next Wednesday evening, July 29, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at San Vito’s Restaurant, located at 406 Broadway, in Bayonne.
“The Mile Square City has a lot of support for progressive and liberal causes,” states the Hoboken event description.
“As such, Bernie Sanders is a candidate with whom many people in our city can connect since he stands for many of the social values and political ideologies of Hoboken. I invite you to join me for a night to discuss all things Bernie Sanders.”
Also taking place on next Wednesday night, the Hoboken meeting will be held at 107 Harrison Street from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Sanders is generally viewed as a dark-horse candidate, being 73 years old and a self-proclaimed “Democratic socialist”, but some believe he has a legitimate chance of upsetting Clinton in the Democratic primary judging by the support he has recently garnered in Iowa (per The New York Times).
The senator has also raised some eyebrows by reportedly drawing over 11,000 attendees to a speech in Arizona last night, per ABC Arizona, also trying to reach younger, socially media active voters with his “#feelthebern” hash tag attached to the latest new stories about Sanders.
Campaign wise, Sanders has been outspoken about topics such as income equality and breaking up major Wall Street firms, via the Washington Times.
As for Clinton, has recently campaigned on issues such as lowering the national debt and making college more affordable, also voicing support for the Iran Nuclear Agreement (h/t KWQC).
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, Ex-Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee and Jim Webb – who served as a Virginia senator from 2007 from 2013 – Â have also recently thrown their hats into the Democratic ring for next year’s presidential race.