Black eye, stitches didn’t stop Sen. Bernie Sanders from hosting Henderson rally

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is sporting stitches and a black eye after cutting his head on the edge of a glass shower door.

The Vermont senator says “a little black eye” isn’t going to stop him.

Sanders told a crowd of at least 1,000 people attending a rally Saturday at a Las Vegas suburb his policies that were once seen as too radical, including a $15-an-hour minimum wage, have now become mainstream.

He pitched his campaign as a crusade for justice in all forms – social, economic, racial and environmental – that will defeat President Donald Trump with the help of what he called an “unprecedented grassroots effort.”

The rally was Sanders’ first appearance this year in Nevada, where he gave Hillary Clinton a surprisingly strong challenge in the 2016 caucuses before she edged out a win.

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