Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders scheduled to make stop in Bakersfield Friday

Posted at 9:10 AM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 12:10:22-05

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is coming to Bakersfield Friday afternoon. Sanders is making an appearance at a rally at the Spectrum Amphitheater, located at the Park at Riverwalk.

Sanders, the senator from Vermont whose grassroots campaign turned him into a household name four years ago, will be making a stop in Bakersfield for a rally Friday. This coming four months after he had to cancel an appearance at CSUB because he had a heart attack.

Sanders took some time away from the campaign trail to recover. But it wasn't too long before he got back into the groove of things, pushing for the 2020 democratic nomination.

"With the great medical care that I received, I am happy to report to you that I am more than ready," said Sanders.

Sanders currently has a sizeable lead over other Democratic candidates according to a Washington Post and ABC News poll.

This isn't his first trip to Bakersfield. The candidate held a rally at the Kern County Fairgrounds when he was campaigning in 2016.

Bernie's visit comes just two days after President Donald Trump paid a visit to Bakersfield, speaking with local farmers about water issues. At one point in his speech, Trump said he believed the surging Mike Bloomberg will not be the 2020 Democratic candidate, instead, he said: "We'll have to start working on crazy Bernie pretty soon."

Friday's rally is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. at the Spectrum Amphitheater in Bakersfield. It's free and open to the public and entrance is provided on a first come first serve basis.