‘I am back’: Bernie Sanders addresses rally of 20,000 in New York
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‘I am back’: Bernie Sanders addresses rally of 20,000 in New York

Democrat frontrunner speaks to crowd in Queens after suffering health scare this month

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told a rally in Queens, New York that “I am back.”

Sanders addressed a rally on Saturday attended by an estimated 20,000 supporters, though the Sanders campaign put attendance at 25,000. It is the Vermont Senator’s first campaign event since he had a heart attack earlier this month. Sanders pledged after his release from the hospital and again during last week’s presidential debate to move forward with a “vigorous” campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

He was introduced by New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who announced her endorsement, saying that Sanders was an inspiration for her decision to throw her hat into the political ring, and for her support of progressive policies.

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