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London Lover Man

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Sun Jul 26, 2015, 09:34 PM Jul 2015

On the Road: New Orleans


Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders capped a weekend in Louisiana with a Sunday night rally attended by some 4,500 people at the Pontchartrain Center near New Orleans.

“I don’t know that we can squeeze any more people in here,” Sanders said as he looked out on the cheering, sign-waving crowd packing the convention hall. “Some people told me Louisiana was a conservative state. I guess not.”

“Which leads me to why I am here. I think my colleagues in the Democratic Party have made a serious mistake. They have written off half of America, including Louisiana. The time is now for us to fight in 50 states in the country,” he said.

“When people have no work, when kids have no food, when people have no health insurance, that’s where we should be,” Sanders declared.
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On the Road: New Orleans (Original Post) London Lover Man Jul 2015 OP
GREAT quote. Thanks for sharing. wilsonbooks Jul 2015 #1
He's right. LWolf Jul 2015 #2
Zombie Alert! BooScout Jul 2015 #3
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