Bernie Sanders Supporters Await Start of Democratic Debate

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DES MOINES, Iowa – Supporters of Bernie Sanders were seen in high numbers before the Democratic Debate at Drake University on Saturday.

One man, John Jarecki, drove all the way from Omaha with a custom homemade costume for his presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.

Another man, Marc Daniels of Springfield, Illinois, was canvassing the streets and selling presidential yamakas. There has also been some street art, paintings, and signs lining up and down University Avenue on Drake’s campus.

Regardless of the fun both seemed to be having, they agreed on the seriousness and importance of Saturday night's debate.

"Yesterday we experienced of the most horrific events in Paris since World War II and no one has come to terms with how to confront this,” Daniels said.

“Oh I'm excited, it's just one of those things where it's so close and I've never been to an event. I won't even get in but I just wanted to show my support,” Jarecki said.

The debate begins at 8 p.m.