MESQUITE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders rallied supporters at the Mesquite Arena Friday night.

In an interview with CBS 11 shortly before the event, Sanders predicted he will win the Texas primary on Super Tuesday March 3.

When asked how he will do that given his tight race with Pete Buttigieg and the fact Mike Bloomberg is spending millions of dollars on TV ads in Texas, Sanders said, “Well, we’re not going to outspend Mr Bloomberg. I think people understand in their heart of hearts it’s not about billionaires buying an election and that’s what he’s doing.”

In response, Senior National Spokesperson for the Bloomberg campaign Sabrina Singh issued a statement Saturday.

“American voters can’t be bought and it’s insulting to imply that they could be. Our campaign has always been focused on Super Tuesday and beyond and we are proud to have built a massive operation in some of the biggest battleground states, which will be critical to defeating Trump in November.”

Sanders’ campaign says nearly 5,400 supporters showed up at the Mesquite Arena.

Bernie Sanders campaigns in Mesquite, Texas (CBS 11).

He pushed for his proposals to deal with climate change aggressively and take on the oil and gas industry, Medicare for All, and free tuition to public colleges.

Some Democrats say they’re worried that Bernie Sanders describes himself a Democratic Socialist.

CBS 11 political reporter Jack Fink:  “What do you say to real Democratic voters, not party leaders who are genuinely concerned you’re too far to the left to win a broad enough coalition to beat President Trump?”

Sen. Bernie Sanders: “What I say is in order to beat Donald Trump, we’re going to need the largest voter turnout in the history of this country. Our campaign is in a position to do that.”

Jack Fink interviews Bernie Sanders (CBS 11).

Sanders said at the end of the day he believes moderates will join him in defeating President Trump.

The Trump campaign calls Sanders a radical socialist.

A new Texas poll out Friday by UT and the Texas Tribune shows Sanders in first place, two points ahead of Joe Biden.

WATCH: CBS 11’s Jack Fink Talks With Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders

Comments (4)
  1. Only 5, 400 showed up … Not much to brag about! We all know that the arena were full of a bunch of teenagers probable wanting to get out of the house on Valentine Days and away from parents. We all know that these young adults probable still in school or just graduated, They all think that their parents don’t anything and that money grows on trees. That’s why Socialism is so appealing to kids. They haven’t worked to learn that if you don’t work you will probable starve to death and be homeless

  2. Democratsare corrupt and are poison to taxpayers. Be it Joe Biden, Bloomberg, Sanders, Pete or Elizabeth Warren. They all follow the left’s radical hyena’s Nancy Pelosi, Sheila Jackson Lee, Maxine Waters, Al Green, AOC, Rashida Talib, Ayanna Pressley, llhan Omar,Val Deming, and Hakeem Jeffries. If you vote Democrat, this is what they’ve promised….

    Democrats Platform & Future Goals:

    -Open Borders.

    -Sanctuary Cities.

    -Decriminalize illegal entry into our country.

    -De-fund & terminate Border Patrol & ICE.

    -End all deportations of illegal aliens (if you get here, you stay.)

    -Drivers licenses for illegal aliens.

    -Voting rights for illegal aliens.

    -Welfare & Food Stamps for illegal aliens. (Warren/Sanders)

    -Non citizens allowed to hold public office.



    -Late term abortions up to 9 months.

    -Opposed to ANY voter ID Laws.

    -Weaken our Military.

    -Green new deal.

    -Free medicare care for all including illegal aliens (taxpayer funded with a 52 trillion price tag)

    -Free college for all, including illegal aliens. (tax payer funded)

    -Disarming Americans.

    -Massive tax increases.

    1. Jake Dawg says:

      Were you born stupid? Or did something happen?

  3. Tom says:

    I know the majority of these fools were paid. Da Bern is a total joke!

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