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    Bernie Sanders Hosts Largest 2016 Campaign Event Yet

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    Senator Bernie Sanders threw the biggest house party of the 2016 presidential campaign so far when he addressed an estimated 100,000 supporters at more than 3,500 gatherings in all 50 states Wednesday.

    The Vermont independent, who is running for the democratic nomination, live-streamed remarks from a Washington, DC, apartment to living rooms, libraries, coffee shops and union halls across the country in an effort to inspire volunteers for his campaign.

    "Tonight is a historical night and all of us are making history," Sanders said. "Why are we seeing spontaneous uprisings, if you like, and meetings in cities and town all over this country? My answer is the American people are saying loudly and clearly, enough is enough."

    Sanders touched on his major campaign themes: addressing income inequality, raising the minimum wage, and reforming campaign finance laws, the Free Press reported.

    He spoke of "institutionalized racism," making college affordable, and the scourge of mass incarceration.

    Sanders said the only way to take on the "billionaire class" is with a strong grassroots movement – a "political revolution" involving supporters who knock on doors and talk to friends and family about the campaign, according to the Free Press.

    "Bring them into the movement," he said. "When we do all of that, we are going to make history in November 2016."

    To celebrate the event, a party in DC served a custom cocktail featuring maple syrup from Sanders' home state of Vermont, while a Texas event served "brisket and biscuits for Bernie."

    "Bernie Sanders is showing us again this morning that his campaign is different," CBS This Morning host Charlie Rose said the following day.

    Since March, Sanders' favorability has jumped from 12% to 24%, as Clinton's negativity rating jumped higher than her favorability rating of 43%, according to a Gallup poll released last week. Clinton's favorability score is its lowest since 2007.

    But when it comes to being electable, a Quinnipiac poll released Thursday showed that Clinton held a commanding lead at 55% among Democratic primary voters nationwide, while Sanders finished a distant second at 17%.

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