NEW YORK — A little more than a week remains until the New York Primary and the candidates are focusing on the state as both Bill and Hillary Clinton campaign in Queens and Harlem and Bernie Sanders held a rally in Coney Island Sunday.
Sanders made several stops Saturday, including the Apollo Theater in Harlem. His rally in Coney Island Sunday is set to begin at 2 p.m.
Hillary Clinton made a surprise appearance at New York City’s annual Inner Circle Show Saturday night, teasing Mayor Bill de Blasio for being slow to endorse her for president.
Bill Clinton told a Harlem congregation on Sunday that as president, his wife would lift some of the economic barriers that keep many stuck in low-wage jobs.
The former Democratic president spoke Sunday at the Antioch Baptist Church. He was accompanied by Rep. Charles Rangel, who Clinton said had helped him to put more police on crime-ridden Harlem streets.
Clinton said that the next president would have to rebuild people’s trust in government, instead of what he called today’s political “screaming and yelling.”
He implored Harlem residents to again vote for Hillary Clinton. He said that as a Democratic senator from New York, she already had fought for their economic and health care equality.
The Antioch church was one of three in Harlem that Bill Clinton visited on Sunday.
The Associated Press and PIX11’s Myles Miller and Magee Hickey contributed to this report.