Sanders takes on Clinton, Emanuel in suburban rally

  • Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally Friday in Summit.

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally Friday in Summit. Associated Press

  • Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally Friday in Summit.

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally Friday in Summit. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 3/11/2016 10:42 PM

Bernie Sanders used unpopular Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's support for Hillary Clinton to cut into her home state lead as he stumps in Summit Friday night and Champaign-Urbana in the final weekend before Tuesday's primary vote, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Pounding on the Emanuel and Clinton connections is a major part of Sanders' strategy. It can be seen in his paid advertising in the Chicago market in the campaign's closing days and in an exclusive interview Friday night before he rallied before several thousand supporters at Argo Community High School in Summit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"I think he's been a terrible mayor," Sanders said.

A few minutes later, at the rally, the crowd roared when Sanders said, "I want to thank Rahm Emanuel for not endorsing me. I don't want to be endorsed by a mayor who is shutting down school after school and firing teachers."

• This report was produced in partnership with the Chicago Sun-Times. For related coverage, check chicago.suntimes.com.

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