On Tuesday evening, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a quick stop in Phoenix for an impromptu rally. More than 7,000 diverse supporters congregated at the Phoenix Convention Center to greet the Democratic contender, with hundreds lining the streets hours before the event began.
Sanders took the stage at 5 p.m. and spoke for an hour on topics such as immigration and healthcare. Sanders did not, however, mention the night’s losses to Hillary Clinton in other state primaries. Instead he chose to encourage Arizonans to vote during the upcoming closed primaries.
Arizona’s presidential primaries will take place on Tuesday, March 22.