Vermont Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke to hundreds of people at the University of Nevada, Reno yesterday. He campaigned for Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto.
The crowd at UNR cheered as Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto urged voters to turn Nevada blue, but the real applause began when Sanders took the stage to speak about economic inequality.
“Eight years ago the world’s financial system was on the verge of collapse. Brothers and sisters, we are not going back to trickle down economics,” said Sanders.
Although he did not win the Democratic nomination, many Sanders supporters are sticking with the Democratic Party.
Hailey Armer is voting for Clinton because she said she doesn’t want Trump to win.
“From the get go I knew if Bernie did not get the nomination, I was going to vote for Hillary, because I still think she is an impressive woman and I think she will do good for this country,” Armer said.
Bradley Carr is a Republican who voting for Trump. He said he went to the rally to see how Sanders would react after losing a contentious primary battle with Clinton.
“I just thought it would be kind of ironic to come see Bernie [Sanders], to just watch the whole circus of the Hillary rally,” Carr said.
Carr said Trump’s policies, such as lowering taxes and repealing Obamacare, would better support the middle class.
This report was produced in collaboration with our media partner KUNR, Reno Public Radio.