Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton stop in Colorado

Posted at 5:44 PM, Feb 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-13 21:39:08-05

Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton were in Colorado Saturday trying to woo voters and gain support before the November elections.

Sanders held a rally starting at  5 p.m. at the Colorado Convention Center. He is set to join Hillary Clinton at the Sheraton hotel in downtown Denver where the Colorado Democratic party will hold their annual dinner.

Sanders is enjoying a surge in support. He beat Clinton in the New Hampshire primary last week. But that hasn't stopped Clinton from also having her fair share of momentum with voters across the country.

Earlier Saturday, former Arizona representative Gabby Giffords and husband, Mark Kelly, lead a round table discussion on gun violence inside Manual High School in Denver. They were joined by family members still coping with the loss of loved ones at Columbine, the Century 16 theater in Aurora and at Sandy Hook. The group made it clear that Clinton is their choice for President.

"We strongly believe that secretary Clinton is the kind of person that will make things happen with this issue [gun laws]," said Mark Kelly.

"Hillary is tough," said Gabby Giffords. "Hillary is courageous. She will fight to make families safer. In the White House she will stand up to the gun lobby. That's why I'm voting for Hillary."

Clinton has blasted Sanders for not having a clear stance on gun laws. Sanders has stated that he supports common sense gun laws.

His campaign says Clinton's attacks are just an effort to counter the latest polls where Sanders is surging.


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