The demand for tickets for a Bernie Sanders campaign rally is so high in the red state of Arizona that the campaign has been forced to move the event to a bigger arena.
The Sanders campaign announced that the 7 PM local time rally in Phoenix has been moved, “With turnout projections mounting, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign has shifted the location of Saturday’s rally in Phoenix, Arizona, to the Phoenix Convention Center.”
The need for a bigger venue comes on the heels of the campaign discussing their wave of small donors that are opening their wallets for Sanders:
Small donors accounted for more than three-quarters of all contributors to the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, according to report filed on Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission.
Altogether, more than 76.5 percent of all contributions – totaling more than $10.5 million – came from individuals who donated less than $200.
In the report, the Sanders campaign disclosed that it raised more than $15.2 million during the two months since the senator from Vermont launched his campaign on April 30. There were 390,730 donations from 284,062 individuals whose average contribution was $35.18. The campaign spent $2.9 million during the reporting period and had almost $12.2 million cash on hand as of June 30.
The media has become fond of lumping Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump into the same category, but there is no comparison between Trump and Sanders as far as being an actual candidate is concerned.
Trump is at the top of the Republican polls because of the volume of mainstream media attention that he is getting. If Donald Trump had to campaign like a real candidate, his polling numbers would be much smaller. Unlike the media created candidacy of Donald Trump, Sen. Bernie Sanders is a candidate who has hundreds of thousands of people standing with him by opening up their wallets and giving what they can afford to fight back against billionaires like Trump.
Donald Trump is a novelty and a presidential election sideshow. Bernie Sanders is a real candidate who is being powered by ordinary Americans who believe in his message that the country needs good paying jobs and real economic opportunities for everyone else besides the people at the top. Bernie Sanders is building the sort of grassroots movement that isn’t bound by the partisan divides of red state and blue state.
The demand for Sen. Sanders illustrates an appeal that crosses into all 50 states.