By Leonard Greene, New York Daily News
From New Hampshire to Harlem.
Fresh off his likely win in the first presidential primary, White House hopeful Bernie Sanders is taking his upstart campaign uptown for a meeting Wednesday with the Rev. Al Sharpton, according to reports.
The Vermont senator will break bread with the civil rights activist and talk show host at Sylvia’s, the Lenox Avenue soul food mecca.
According to the Washington Post, the breakfast meeting was scheduled at Sanders’ request, as he tries to reach out to black voters with his sights set on South Carolina.
Clinton has far broader backing among black elected officials, but Sanders has an eclectic group of African-American public officials, entertainers and others who are actively campaigning for him.
Sharpton said the meeting with Sanders is not an endorsement, and said all candidates have work to do if they want to lock up the black vote.
“I think that they have dealt with the reality that if people are going to address issues they will have to address them with the people involved in the issues,” Sharpton told The Daily Beast.
“You cannot appoint our leadership for us.”
Sharpton met with then-Sen. Barack Obama when he campaigned for President in 2008.
Sanders will also make New York appearances on “The View” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.