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Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders visits Charleston

Bernie Sanders (Photo Source: WIS) Bernie Sanders (Photo Source: WIS)
CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

More than 3,000 people came together in South Carolina for Bernie Sander's campaign rally at the Convention center. This is Sander's fourth stop in South Carolina.

Sanders is a self proclaimed democratic socialist who says there's a need for a political revolution. 

"This great country of ours, our government belongs to all of us not just a handful of billionaires," says Sanders.

People came from out of state to attend the rally. 

"It's very big, some people have driven over 2 hours to be here," says local resident John Therres.

Sanders focused on topics like making college more accessible, pay equality for women and increasing minimum wage. 

 "We need to move toward a national living wage of 15 bucks an hour over the next few years," says Sanders.

He also talked about the importance of the Voting Rights Act and racial justice. 

Many people who attended say one of the things that sets Sanders apart is that fact that he's relatable. 

"He seems to be like he's more for the people and doing things for the people, healthcare which is huge everybody should have healthcare," says a local resident Kathy Perkins.

"The United States of America today is the only major country on earth that does not guarantee health care to all people as a right," says Sanders.

That's why Sanders is pushing for a medicare single-payer program for all.

"He just has new ideas and expresses some concerns from our generation," says Jamie Therres.

Some other issues he's addressing are high unemployment rates and climate change. Sanders says his campaign is all about bringing everyone together. 

"It's the kind of excitement I haven't felt in almost 8 years," says John Therres. 

Sanders also made stops in Columbia, Sumter and Greenville.

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