Thousands flock to Bernie Sanders rally in Stockton

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Thousands of people are gathered in Stockton on Tuesday for a Bernie Sanders rally, and they're really "feeling the Bern." (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Thousands of people are gathered in Stockton on Tuesday for a Bernie Sanders rally, and they really want to see him.

Some even got there at 3 a.m. to show support for the Vermont senator.

The campaign anticipated a huge turnout for Tuesday's rally at the Weber Point Event Center and Sanders supporters did not disappoint.

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People initially gathered on the sidewalk in the pre-dawn darkness. By the time the sun came up, signs, t-shirts and flags proudly proclaiming "Feel the Bern" were everywhere.

Before Sanders took the stage, surrogates got the crowd pumped up. Then when he and his wife arrived, the crowd went wild.

Sanders touched on issues he says Stockton knows well - unemployment, mass incarcerations, education and income equality.

"When you have a situation where over the last 25, trillions of dollars have left the hands of working families and have gone into the top one-tenth of 1 percent, don't tell me we don't have the resources to rebuild Stockton, California," Sanders said.

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Tuesday's event follows a massive rally in Sacramento Monday night. Some 16,000 people, including many from the Bay Area, waited in line to see Sanders.

Secret Service compared it to Woodstock.

From Stockton, Sanders heads to another rally in Oregon.

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