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Bernie Sanders’s campaign rally in New York City brought in nearly 26,000 attendants, making it the largest audience of the entire Democratic primary thus far.

Bernie Sanders’s campaign rally in New York City brought in nearly 26,000 attendants, making it the largest audience of the entire Democratic primary thus far.

At the “Bernie is Back” event in Queens, the Vermont senator sought to fight back against concerns that his White House run is in jeopardy following his heart attack earlier this month. The rally featured a number of high-profile speakers who offered their endorsements, including liberal filmmaker Michael Moore and Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

According to a security firm that worked at the event, 25,872 supporters showed up for the rally, making it larger than Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Washington Square Park rally in September that had an estimated 20,000-22,000 people. At Sen. Kamala Harris’s announcement in Oakland, California, an estimated 10,000 people attended, with another estimated 12,000 in overflow.

The Sanders campaign said the City Parks department permitted the event to hold 15,000 people, but another 10,000-plus individuals watched from outside the perimeter.

Shortly after stepping on stage, Sanders reassured supporters that he is more than fit to continue his second White House run.

“I am more than ready to take on the greed and corruption of the corporate elite and their apologists. I am more ready than ever to create a government based on the principles of justice,” Sanders said. “To put it bluntly,” he added, “I am back.”

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