Bernie celebrates New Year’s Eve in Iowa

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is celebrating New Year’s Eve in Iowa, telling supporters they have a chance to make 2016 a year to remember.

At the historic Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel in Iowa, Bernie Sanders was celebrating New Year’s Eve with his supporters.

“Together, we have an opportunity to make 2016 a year to remember,” Senator Sanders told crowds of thousands packed into two ballrooms a few hours before midnight.

“You here in Iowa have a chance to make 2016 a year that people in the future will look back on and say. ‘Thank you, Iowa, for leading the political revolution.’”

A spokesperson for the campaign said before 9pm that Sanders had already headed home to celebrate the new year with his family.

Iowa’s caucuses kick off in a month, where Democrats will begin the process of picking their presidential nominee.

Sanders electrifies Sioux City

Senator Bernie Sanders spoke to a crowd of more than 1,000 in Sioux City, Iowa on Monday night, just a few days before Christmas.

At the Sioux City Convention Center, Sanders outlined his vision for America.

“What I want to do is be a president that works with millions and millions of people to transform this country and make it into the nation that you and I know that it can be,” he told the crowd.

“I will never stop talking about the needs of working families. I will never stop talking about poverty. I will never stop talking about being able to afford college. I will never stop talking about climate change. I will never stop talking about income and wealth inequality.”

Senator Sanders hit out at Secretary Clinton’s connections to Wall Street, after she was pressed on the matter at the ABC News debate over the weekend.

“Secretary Clinton was asked about Wall Street liking her. She said she wants to be liked by everybody,” he told the crowd.

“I understand wanting to be liked by everybody, but if we’re going to stand up to the greed of Wall Street and the greed of corporate America, I accept them not liking me.”

Sanders’ swing through Iowa comes as a new poll shows him in a statistical tie with Hillary Clinton in the Hawkeye State.

On Tuesday, Sanders will head to Storm Lake, Harlan and Council Bluffs. There are just 42 days until the Iowa caucuses get underway.

Saturday night is debate night

On Saturday night, the three Democratic presidential candidates will take to the stage in New Hampshire for the final debate of the year.

The third Democratic debate will be hosted by ABC News, and will take place in Goffstown, NH. It is scheduled to kick off at 8pm ET on Wednesday December 19.

Saturday night’s debate was originally slated to be co-hosted by WMUR, a local television station, however the station was pushed out due to a labor dispute between the owner and its unionized employees.

David Muir and Martha Raddatz of ABC News will moderate the debate, and an ABC News representative advised that no formatting will be released ahead of time.

The debate will be streamed live on the ABC News website, on the ABC News mobile app, as well as its apps for on Apple TV, Roku, and Xbox One.

Bernie Sanders currently leads Clinton by 10 points in New Hampshire, according to recent polling conducted by CNN/WMUR.

Crowd goes crazy for Sanders at Iowa dinner

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke to an enthusiastic crowd at the Iowa Democratic Party Jefferson Jackson dinner on Saturday night.

“Thank you, Iowa,” Sanders said to the crowd of screaming supporters, following a rousing introduction from Iowa Democratic Party chair Andy McGuire.

To kick off his speech, Sanders thanked President Obama and Vice President Biden for their work in making progress to fix the United States economy.

Each sentence was followed by passionate cheering and applause from supporters in the crowd. Sanders supporters were waving around campaign rally signs, glow sticks, and home-made LED signs.

Senator Sanders spoke on several key issues, including campaign finance reform. “I promise you, that no nominee of mine to the Supreme Court will be voting to support Citizens United, they will be voting to overturn Citizen United,” Sanders proclaimed.

The independent Senator quickly moved to discuss his campaign for the presidency. “Hundreds of thousands of volunteers in every state in this country are working hard, including 7,000 here in Iowa,” Sanders said.

“Today, I can tell you, and I am very proud of this, we have raised more individual contributions than any candidate in this history of this country, at this point in a campaign.”

“The great political experts, they’ve said in this day and age, that you cannot win a campaign if you do not have a Super PAC,” the Senator said.

“I’m the only Democratic candidate for president who does not have a Super PAC, and we are going to prove the experts wrong, because we are going to win this campaign.”

Sanders finished by discussing some of the difficult decisions and choices he has had to make in his career as a Mayor, a congressmen and a Senator. He said he was proud to be one of the few members of congress who opposed the Defense of Marriage Act.

Bernie’s all-star band rocks Iowa

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’ all-star band rocked the Adler Theater in downtown Davenport, Iowa on Friday night.

The capacity crowd of 2,400 turned out to support Sanders, and hear his band of legendary musicians.

The #RockintheBern concert consisted of performances by Wayne Kramer, Marshall Crenshaw and Jill Sobule, Brother Trucker and Matthew Grimm, Walter Schreifels, William DuVall, Lisa Kekaula and Bob Vennum, Sean Kelly, Ryan Miller, Eric Gardner and Brad Jones.

Bernie Sanders took a moment to address the crowd in between acts. “What we’re saying is when millions of people come together to restore their government we can do extraordinary things,” he said.

Seth MacFarlane introduces Bernie Sanders in LA

The creator of Family Guy endorsed Bernie Sanders this week, and introduced him to an enthusiastic crowd at a Los Angeles fundraiser.

Seth MacFarlane introduced Bernie to the loud and enthusiastic crowd in Los Angeles. Not long after, the man of the hour, Senator Bernie Sanders took the stage.

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“I do not represent the agenda of the billionaire class or corporate America. I don’t want their money. I don’t need their money,” he told the crowd.

“Just as a result of last night’s debate, I am told we have raised $2 million.”

In his speech to the fundraiser, Sanders discussed income and wealth inequality, as well as many issues that arose in last night’s CNN Democratic debate.

Thousands welcome Sanders to Tucson

Roughly 14,000 people came out to Bernie Sanders’ rally in Tucson, Arizona on Friday.

The rally took place on the home turf of Raúl Grijalva, the first congressman to endorse Sen. Sanders.

Sanders tackled the same issues he has been discussing all around the country, but also notably spoke about gun control and immigration issues. This comes after a recent shooting this morning at Northern Arizona University, just four hours north of Tucson.

Momentum is continuing to build for Sanders, who will be attending his next rally in Boulder, Colorado on Saturday.

Almost 30,000 show up to see Bernie Sanders in Boston

A crowd of 20,000 packed the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on Saturday night, while thousands more watched from outside.

“Boston, thank you. What a huge crowd,” Senator Sanders said when he took the stage.

The crowds inside were unbelievable, with thousands who were unable to make it inside, and were watching on a big screen outside the venue.

To put it in perspective, Barack Obama attracted just 10,000 to his rally in Boston in 2007.

Just hours prior to the Boston event, Senator Sanders spoke to 6,000 supporters at a rally in Springfield.

Senator Bernie Sanders’ next rally is scheduled for October 9, where he will address supporters in Tucson, Arizona.

Sanders draws thousands in Springfield

Bernie Sanders spoke to a crowd of thousands of supporters in Springfield, Massachusetts on Saturday afternoon.

As Sanders took to the stage, the enthusiastic crowd took to their feet and cheered him on.

In his speech to the crowd of roughly 6,000 supporters, Sanders touched on ending mass incarceration, creating jobs, rebuilding the middle class and building a campaign for the 99%.

Senator Sanders also touched on foreign policy, saying that the United States should resolve disputes with other countries without going to war.

On education, Sanders said, “in the midst of an educational crisis, we don’t fire teachers, we hire them!”

The Springfield rally was the first of two in Massachusetts, as Bernie Sanders prepares to address a huge rally in Boston tonight.