Over 14,000 people congregated in New Haven Sunday night for the speech of Democratic presidential hopeful and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
Approximately 7,000 people were allowed inside the New Haven Green, while about 7,000 more observed from beyond the Green’s confines.
Supporters waited up to nine hours to hear Sanders, some showing up at 10 a.m. for the 7 p.m. event. People who showed up after 5 p.m. had a tough time getting in.
Presidential candidates have descended upon Connecticut in the last week and a half, hoping to sway voters before five northeastern states – worth 384 delegates – vote on Tuesday. It was Sanders’ first event in Connecticut, coming on the heels of opponent Hillary Clinton’s second visit to the state Sunday afternoon. Sanders will make a second appearance in Hartford on Monday.
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