INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Bernie Sanders spoke at a rally downtown on Monument Circle at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Earlier in the day, he held rallies at Evansville and Fort Wayne.
Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders is also hoping Tuesday’s primary will throw some momentum behind him. He needs to make up a lot of ground to beat Hillary Clinton for the democratic nomination.
The official crowd estimate was that almost 8,000 people showed up to hear Sanders speak at Monument Circle. At many of his Indiana campaign rallies, he has drawn thousands of supporters. Thousands of supporters though does not necessarily mean thousands of votes. Sanders will need all of his crowds to show up and vote for him in order to beat Hillary Clinton, who has a lead on him in recent polling of Indiana voters.
Sanders stuck to his main talking points Monday, speaking to his downtown crowd about income inequality and likening his opponent, Hillary Clinton, to a Wall Street insider. Clinton has given speeches to Goldman Sachs and has a campaign in part, funded by super PACS.
In a one on one interview with Sanders we asked him about how he thinks he will win Indiana and what his thoughts are on republican front runner, Donald Trump.
“We do very well with the working people, among working people who don’t always vote, who’ve kind of given up on the political process because they’re really angry and they don’t see much hope coming from Washington, if those folks are prepared to stand up and fight back and come out in large numbers, I think we’re going to win,” he said.
“Donald Trump is a very good showman. He has very good instincts at saying things that will get the media to respond, he does that brilliantly, I’ve got to say, but Donald Trump will not become President of the United States for a wide variety of reasons, not the least of which is you cannot go around insulting virtually every group in America,” said Sanders.
Sanders has no official campaign stops in Indiana on Tuesday. Campaign officials say he will be moving to Kentucky next. That state’s primary is May 17th.