NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)– Bernie Sanders supporters looking to rally in NYC may be in luck come next week.
Sanders’ campaign announced a rally will be held in Washington Square Park on April 13 ahead of the New York primary.READ MORE: New York City Rolls Out $100 Incentive For Getting Vaccinated As CDC Report Warns Delta Variant As Contagious As Chicken Pox
The campaign previously had the rally planned for April 14, but after Sanders and opponent Hillary Clinton agreed upon that date for a presidential debate in Brooklyn, a spokesperson said the rally would be shifted to the night before.
“Fortunately, we were able to move a major New York City rally scheduled for April 14 to the night before,” Michael Briggs, a spokesman for the Sanders campaign told the New York Times. “We hope the debate will be worth the inconvenience for thousands of New Yorkers who were planning to attend our rally on Thursday but will have to change their schedules to accommodate Secretary Clinton’s jam-packed, high-dollar, coast-to-coast schedule of fund-raisers all over the country.”READ MORE: Broadway Vaccine Mandate: Audiences Must Be Vaccinated And Masked; Performers, Crew And Staff Required To Be Vaccinated
According to the Facebook event, the rally will begin at 6 p.m. The event already had over 3,000 RSVPs as of Tuesday afternoon, and another 5,000 who say they are interested in going.
Clinton is favored to win New York, but her lead over Sanders keeps shrinking. Clinton was up by 40 points in New York last June and by 20 points in February, but only by 10 points in the most recent CBS News poll.
“I think we can win,” Sanders said. “If we win in New York state, between you and me, I don’t want to get Hillary Clinton more nervous than she is.”MORE NEWS: Man Suffers Broken Nose In Alleged Anti-Asian Attack At Midtown Subway Station