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Bernie Sanders Again Draws Crowds in N.H. Swing

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Bernie Sanders addresses a packed room at Southern New Hampshire University Saturday

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is back in the Granite State this weekend.

Saturday Sanders collected the endorsement of a major environmental Group, the Friends of the Earth, in Concord, before heading to town hall meetings in Manchester and Exeter. Sunday he’ll do three more town hall meetings in Rollinsford, Franklin and Claremont.

His early stops drew big crowds. “A lot has happened in three months,” he joked in Manchester, “Something happened on the way to a coronation.”

Sanders’ last visit was in late June, and since then the profile of his campaign has grown as thousands have flocked to hear his fiery denunciations of the super wealthy.

“You cannot hide billions of dollars in profits in tax havens like the Caymen Islands and Bermuda when we have enormous unmet needs in this country, you are going to pay your fair share in taxes,” he declared to cheers.

Following his last stop in Claremont, Sanders is returning home to Burlington, Vermont. Next he says his campaign is headed to the South.

Sam Evans-Brown has been working for New Hampshire Public Radio since 2010, when he began as a freelancer. He shifted gears in 2016 and began producing Outside/In, a podcast and radio show about “the natural world and how we use it.” His work has won him several awards, including two regional Edward R. Murrow awards, one national Murrow, and the Overseas Press Club of America's award for best environmental reporting in any medium. He studied Politics and Spanish at Bates College, and before reporting was variously employed as a Spanish teacher, farmer, bicycle mechanic, ski coach, research assistant, a wilderness trip leader and a technical supporter.

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