Bernie Sanders rallying Spokane supporters Sunday evening

Bernie Sanders rallying Spokane supporters Sunday evening

Democratic hopefuls turn their eyes to Spokane this weekend, hoping to earn the presidential nomination as, over the next three days we’ll see Bernie Sanders on Sunday and former President Bill Clinton stumping for votes Monday.

When Ted Cruz visited Coeur d’Alene several weeks ago the Kootenai County Fairgrounds there were standing room only. The Inland Northwest doesn’t always see presidential candidates visit so the Spokane Convention Center is taking steps to make sure they’re ready for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ visit Sunday.

Despite tough losses to front runner Hillary Clinton this past Tuesday, a defiant Sanders is pushing forward with campaign stops in Arizona and Boise, Idaho.

Sanders campaign manager told reporters Wednesday he believes Bernie can still make up the delegate deficit and beat Clinton.

“People are excited about a new possibility of what could happen. That’s what has brought the Bernie people out. A lot of people not involved in the process before. They’re not angry at the world and want to set it on fire. They want the spark of what Bernie is doing to take us to the next level,” Spokane County Democratic Chairman Jim Castrolang said.

Castrolang says Democrats should consider themselves lucky in 2016 as the primary race looks much different on the Republican side.

“They’re kind of an embarrassment. I mean they are trying to knock their leader off the pedestal and you know what do we got? We have problem solvers with vision no matter who wins,” Castrolang said.

Doors open in the breezeway between the INB and convention center at 6 pm Sunday and bags will not be allowed inside. The Sanders campaign recommends bringing only your keys and cell phones and that carpooling might not be a bad idea.