BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will make an appearance at a get-out-the-vote rally this afternoon in Bakersfield.
The rally is being held today at 3:30 p.m. at the Spectrum Amphitheater, located in the Park at River Walk in southwest Bakersfield.
The Vermont Senator last made an appearance in Bakersfield in 2016 and canceled a scheduled appearance last October at CSU Bakersfield because of a heart attack he suffered days earlier.
Ahead of the rally, Congressman Kevin McCarthy tweeted about Sanders’ visit.
“Welcome to Bakersfield, Bernie. It’s more than just a campaign stop. It’s home for my family & me, as well as thousands more freedom-loving Americans,” he said. “Hope you learn a thing or two — your brand of socialism would devastate our farmers, military service members, & energy producers.”
17’s Eytan Wallace got a one-on-one interview with Sanders prior to the rally, touching on issues such as oil, immigration, homelessness, and his message for registered Republicans.