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Bernie Sanders First Democratic Candidate To Speak In Aiken

Aiken, South Carolina - On Saturday, hundreds of people lined up at the U.S.C. Aiken Convocation Center to see U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. Sanders is the first Democratic Presidential Candidate to go to Aiken, South Carolina.

WJBF News Channel 6's Stefany Bornman was at the town hall meeting where she spoke with supporters of the Vermont Senator.

"Better pay, better jobs, and better benefits."

A political revolution, is what supporters of the Democratic Presidential hopeful, Bernie Sanders are calling his campaign.

"Bottom line is together we are going to create an economy that works for working families and the middle class not just the billionaires." Sanders said.

From young kids to seniors, hundreds showed up to listen to Sanders.

"The fact there is someone, not necessarily my age, but can relate and has the same ideals that I have. I find that very interesting that even though there is a big age gap. He still sees very common core ideas," Jasmine Hines, a teacher, told WJBF News Channel 6.

Some of the U.S. Senator's supporters say access to instant information from social media is playing a huge role in his campaign and in this election.

"Because it gives people more of a platform to share how they feel or if people like me, who are at least 2 or 3 times a day sharing something like video that has to do with the election." Bryan Collins, a supporter, said.

Collins say he drove from Georgia just to hear Sanders speak about his political platform in South Carolina.

"Really excited. I've been posting a lot of stuff about Bernie Sanders. I've been keeping up with it and sharing it and arguing his points." Collins told WJBF News Channel 6.

While others were looking for more from information from the Senator about his gun control policies.

"I watched the first political debate. He was kind of a little shaky there. So I want to see where his view points stand there. And also of course the Black Lives Matter Campaign and a lot of women's right interest." Hines said.

On Saturday, Sanders also spent some time speaking in Rock Hill and Columbia during his 2-day Palmetto State tour. He will be speaking in Las Vegas tomorrow.


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