Bernie Sanders' Supporters On Hillary Clinton's Turf Feel Optimistic

By  Nick Reisman
February 4, 2016

Sander's Supporters feel Optimistic


ALBANY, N.Y. -- The campaign of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Thursday filed tens of thousands of petition signatures in order to gain access to the New York ballot ahead of the state's April 19 primary. 

"The energy is astounding," said Arthur Schwartz, Sanders Campaign NY Counsel. "I think what the energy built off was our petitioners were out petitioning and the reports I got were they were greated with hugs, joy, smiles, honking horns, everywhere they went. 

Sanders faces Hillary Clinton in her adopted home state in April as he surges ahead with his campaign built on young people and liberals who worry about income inequality, the cost of education and climate change. 

"He's been a consistent progressive. We believe it's in his bones," said Allen Roskoff, Jim Owles Democratic Club president.

Sanders supporters say that he's been consistent, while Clinton's views have shifted over the years. 

"They're just very, very different people; always moderates for Clinton, progressives Bernie," said Roskoff.

Consistency is a word Sanders supporters at the rally outside of the state's Board of Elections headquarters used to describe his appeal, but they also believe he can make his platform a reality.  

"This is the first time in a really long time we've had a consistent, authentic, sincere candidate who speaks the same message throughout his whole career who has a record of accomplishing these things and finding compromise where appropriate," said Mira Bowin, Sanders delegate.

Sanders faces an uphill climb in New York, where Clinton represented the state in the U.S. Senate for eight years, but Sanders supporters say he shouldn't be counted out.



  1. Hon. Eric Adams
  2. George Arzt
  3. Lance Bass
  4. John Blair
  5. Mark Benoit
  6. Hon. Rodneyse Bichotte
  7. Hon. Jonathan Bing
  8. Erik Bottcher
  9. Robin Byrd
  10. Hon. Gale Brewer
  11. Christian Campbell
  12. Gus Christensen
  13. Hon. Martin Connor
  14. Hon. Jon Cooper
  15. Wilson Cruz
  16. Hon. Laurie Cumbo
  17. Alan Cumming
  18. Valorie Curry
  19. Michael Czaczkes
  20. Hon. Bill de Blasio
  21. Jon Del Giorno
  22. Aries Dela Cruz
  23. Kyan Douglas
  24. Hon. Daniel Dromm
  25. James Duff
  26. Hon. Ronnie Eldridge
  27. Hon. Rafael Espinal
  28. Hon. Herman Farrell
  29. Hon. Alan Fleishman
  30. Hon. Dan Garodnick
  31. Dan Gettleman
  32. Jason Goldman
  33. Emily Jane Goodman
  34. Hon. Mark Green
  35. Tony Hoffmann
  36. Hon. Brad Hoylman
  37. Binn Jakupi
  38. Hon. Letitia James
  39. Hon. Corey Johnson
  40. Camille Joseph
  41. Phillip Keane
  42. Greg Lambert
  43. Dodge Landesman
  44. Phillip McCarthy
  45. Matt McMorrow
  46. Michael Mallon
  47. Mike C. Manning
  48. David Mansur
  49. Cathy Marino-Thomas
  50. Troy Masters
  51. Hon. Carlos Menchaca
  52. Hon. Rosie Mendez
  53. John Cameron Mitchell
  54. Donny Moss
  55. Barry Mullineaux
  56. Hon. Paul Newell
  57. Denis O'Hare
  58. Noah Pfefferbilt
  59. Josue Pierre
  60. Bob Pontarelli
  61. Billy Porter
  62. Hon. Keith Powers
  63. Randy Rainbow
  64. Hon. Jenifer Rajkumar
  65. Hon. Gustavo Rivera
  66. Hon. Helen Rosenthal
  67. Maer Roshan
  68. Toby Russo
  69. Bill Samuels
  70. James Sansum
  71. Scott Sartiano
  72. Hon. Arthur Schwartz
  73. Lynn Schulman
  74. Frank Selvaggi
  75. Rev. Al Sharpton
  76. Hon. Jo Anne Simon
  77. Tom Smith
  78. Anne Strahle
  79. Hon. Scott Stringer
  80. Wayne Sunday
  81. Hon. Bill Thompson
  82. JD Thompson
  83. Hon. Matt Titone
  84. Hon. Ritchie Torres
  85. Sam Underwood
  86. Jessica Walter
  87. Patricia Nell Warren
  88. Wil Weder
  89. Seth Weissman
  90. Mel Wymore
  91. Emma Wolfe
  92. Hon. Keith Wright
  93. Zephyr Teachout