Thousands turn out for Sanders rally in Mesquite, Texas

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On a jam packed day on the campaign trail, Bernie Sanders has drawn a crowd of more than 5,000 at a rally in the rodeo capital of Texas.

Sanders was introduced by civil rights lawyer Lee Merritt, who serves as one of four state co-chairs for the Sanders campaign in the Lone Star State.

“I’ve never been to a rodeo in my life, but I work in Washington DC, so I hear a lot of bullshit,” Sanders told the crowd.

“We’re going to win the state of Texas, We’re going to beat Trump. We’re going to transform this country.”

The rally, held at the Mesquite Arena, was the last of three hosted by Sanders on Friday. Earlier in the day, the Vermont Senator campaigned in North Carolina, with rallies in Durham and Charlotte.

A poll released this week shows Sanders surging to first place in the Lone Star State. Texas is one of 14 states to vote on Super Tuesday, to be held on March 3.

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