Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders brought his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination to Albany Monday, where he urged supporters to turn out in the April 19 primary against former New York U.S. Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Sanders spoke to a very enthusiastic crowd of more than 4,000 at an armory in Albany. He got some of the biggest cheers when he called for nationwide ban on hydrofracking.
Sanders contrasted his stance on hydrofracking compared to rival Hillary Clinton, and is now saying he wants to ban the natural gas extraction process nationwide. Clinton wants to strictly regulate fracking. New York has already banned fracking, and Sanders credited those in the crowd for “having the guts” to convince Governor Andrew Cuomo to do so.
“We need to put an end to fracking, not only in New York and Vermont, but for every state in the country,” Sanders to enthusiastic applause.
The Sanders campaign is also airing a TV ad calling attention to his call for a total fracking ban.
Senator Sanders compared his record on the Iraq war to Clinton’s, saying she voted for the war, while he voted against it. He also received loud cheers when he told the mostly youthful audience of his plans for free college tuition and ways to drastically cut student debt.