Bernie Sanders Is Coming to New Jersey

He'll hold rallies in New Brunswick and Atlantic City on Sunday and Monday.

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign stop, Thursday, April 21, 2016, in Scranton, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Photo by Matt Rourke/AP

New Jersey voters will weigh in on the Democratic presidential primary in a month, and Bernie Sanders is bringing his campaign to the state this weekend.

On Sunday afternoon, the Vermont senator will hold a rally at Rutgers University, at 83 Rockafeller Road in Piscataway. He’ll hold another rally in the Historic Adrian Phillips Ballroom, Boardwalk Hall, on the Atlantic City boardwalk on Monday morning. RSVPs are recommended.

Sanders beat Hillary Clinton in the Indiana primary election on Tuesday. Overall, Clinton has won a greater share of delegates and the popular vote. On the Republican side, Donald Trump is the last man standing.

Atlantic City has fallen on hard times lately, and according to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, it’s just days away from running out of money. Christie has been supporting a measure, sponsored by state Senate President Stephen Sweeney, that would enact both a bailout and a state takeover of the resort town.

Sanders has occasionally waded into local political issues; he came out against Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s proposed soda tax in an op-ed for Philly Mag. So far, he’s been mum on Atlantic City’s troubles. We wonder how he feels about its retired lifeguards drawing pensions.

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