Thousands hear Sanders' call for 'political revolution'

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at the Kern County Fairgrounds Saturday night.

A town that votes solidly Republican turned out in the thousands Saturday to hear Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders proclaim that after talking to locals, “It sounds to me we need a political revolution where government works for all of us and not the few.”

Sanders rallied a raucous, diverse group of more than 3,000 at the Kern County Fairgrounds, laying out his priorities and making the case for why his campaign is still alive and well despite Hillary Clinton’s lead in the delegate count.

He knew his crowd and spoke to it directly, hitting not only his

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