Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who is a native New Yorker having been born and raised in Brooklyn, addressed a massive square full of cheering supporters on Wednesday evening.

Bernie fans filled the streets, a whopping 27,000 according to the campaign.

Sanders, who many expect to lose the state of New York, expressed his gratitude and joy that so many would support him and attend a rally in his home town. Not only was he grateful, but he expressed a desire not to let down the mass of people who have invested so much into his candidacy.

This massive showing for Sanders could be a sign that momentum is once again working in his favor and that the primary race in New York may be much closer than anticipated.

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com