There is a week to go until Primary Day in New York state, and two of the presidential hopefuls are stumping in Central New York Tuesday. Bernie Sanders continues his upstate swing with a stop in Syracuse, while Donald Trump makes his first visit, hosting a rally in Rome. Iris St. Meran has more.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Doors are open at the OnCenter for Bernie Sanders' rally, and a big crowd is coming in, with about 5,000 people expected to attend.
It's part of a big push from the Vermont Senator across upstate New York.
Monday he spoke in Binghamton, Albany and Buffalo. He started the day Tuesday in Rochester, and will be heading down to Poughkeepsie later in the evening.
Time Warner Cable News spoke with some supporters who lined up outside the Oncenter morning, and they say what he's talking about is making a big impact with voters.
"Obviously, Bernie Sanders has the momentum. As long as people hear his message, they're more likely to support Bernie Sanders, because his message does resonate. It's a very effective message," said Joshua Hill, a Chittenango resident.
Sanders' rally in Syracuse is scheduled for 2 p.m.
Monday in Binghamton, he spoke to a crowd of about 5,000 people. He touched on a number of topics, including fracking, free tuition and wealth inequality. It's unclear what he will touch on Tuesday to appeal to Central New Yorkers, but some of the issues in the area are poverty and infrastructure.
A big crowd is also expected for the Republican front-runner, Donald Trump, Tuesday.
He has been busy across the state, and he will hold a rally in Rome. He's scheduled to speak at Griffiss International Airport at 4 p.m.
Doors open at 1 p.m. and tickets are available online for free on Trump's website. Trump is also planning a stop in Syracuse this Saturday.