HARLEM, Manhattan — Fresh off his win in Wyoming, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told a packed crowd at the world famous Apollo Theater in Harlem that the momentum is with his campaign to win the New York primary.
“If we beat Secretary Clinton are we going to win,” Sanders asked the crowd to applause.
Sanders has racked up eight wins in the last nine contests and was joined on stage by singer and civil rights icon Harry Belafonte and Erica Snipes, the daughter of Eric Garner.
“Bernie started out with really low numbers and because of us he’s going to be our president,” she said.
Sanders spoke about the issues on the minds of New Yorkers Including the economy, education and improving relations with police.
New York has been Hillary Clinton’s political home since leaving the White House. Harlem has served as the Clinton’s political home-base. It’s clear Sanders sees an opening.
“I need to win big here in New York,” Clinton told supporters at a rally in Brooklyn.
She said she wants to send a strong message in the April 19th primary.
While in Brooklyn she stopped by Juniors for not one but three pieces of cheesecake.
“I learned early on not to eat in front of all of you,” she said.