Sanders set for 'vigorous' campaign return after heart scare

DENVER CO- SEPTEMBER 09 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to supporters at a rally at Civic Center Park

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders returned to the campaign trail with a massive rally in New York City after a recent heart attack that threw the future of his candidacy into question. "I am more than ready to assume the office of president of the United States", he said to cheers from the crowd.

"I am happy to report to you that i am more than ready, more ready than ever to carry on with you the epic struggle that we face today".

"Put it bluntly: I am back!"

USA presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will return to the campaign trail in New York City on Saturday, almost three weeks after a heart attack that raised concerns about his viability in the Democratic race to pick a challenger to President Donald Trump. Sanders, at 78, is the oldest presidential candidate in the 2020 race.

Beyond health concerns, Sanders suddenly finds himself looking up at progressive rival Elizabeth Warren and establishment favorite Joe Biden in the polls. But by December, Weaver predicted, Sanders' health scare will be forgotten. "We wouldn't be where we are without him".

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The backing of Ocasio-Cortez is expected to boost Sanders in his efforts to fight off Warren.

On social media, the campaign shared remarks from other speakers at the rally, including campaign co-chair and San Juan, Puerto Rico Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, filmmaker Michael Moore, and campaign co-chair Nina Turner. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., after introducing Sanders during a campaign rally on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 in NY.

"The correct motive that I had any hope in launching a protracted-shot campaign for Congress is because Bernie Sanders proved that you just'll be in a position to be in a accumulate 22 situation to speed a grassroots campaign and seize", Ocasio-Cortez mentioned in her speech.

AOC will announce her formal endorsement of Sanders at a "Bernie's Back" rally in Queens Saturday. Rowan-Duggan has supported Sanders with contributions, but this was the first event she attended.

"They want us to believe that the only reality that we can live under is the status quo - real change is impossible", Sanders said.

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He noted the park he was speaking in sat beside the country's largest public housing project, Queensbridge Houses, which he said was in urgent need of fix, while just across the East River lay the shining skyscrapers of Manhattan, where banks and multinational corporations are headquartered.

Omar, 38, the first black Muslim woman elected to Congress, said earlier this week in her endorsement of the Jewish Sanders that "Bernie is leading a working-class movement to defeat Donald Trump that transcends generation, ethnicity and geography".

Without naming names, Sanders swung at his competitors in the Democratic presidential primary, when several candidates took aim at the proposal of a Medicare-for-all system.

Earlier this year, he told them to "go back" to other countries - though they are all USA citizens.

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