Feel the Bern!
Via The Hill:
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders saw 28,000 supporters attend his rally in Portland, Ore. on Sunday, setting a record for the largest number of supporters at a political event in the 2016 race.
“Whoa. This is an unbelievable turnout,” Sanders said after walking onstage at an NBA arena.
Michael Lewellen, an arena spokesman, said that more than 19,000 people filled the center, with thousands more lined up outside, according to Sanders’s campaign.
Sunday’s showing smashed Sanders’s attendance record of 15,000 set the previous day in Seattle.
The independent Vermont senator, who has emerged as the main Democratic presidential foil to frontrunner Hillary Clinton, has repeatedly garnered attention for drawing huge crowds on the campaign trail.