At a morning rally at the Javits Center in Manhattan, Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton joined Governor Andrew Cuomo to celebrate last week's state budget that included a paid family leave program and a higher minimum wage.
"What was accomplished here, reflects our values and our priorities," Clinton said. "It shows the world what kind of community we are."
"We passed a new plan, a new budget for the state of New York that is revolutionary," Cuomo said.
Later in the day, Assembly and state Senate Democrats in Albany traipsed through the region's worst snowstorm all season for a private meeting with Clinton at Albany's new Renaissance hotel.
Polls show a tightening race between Clinton and Sanders, with Clinton ahead by just ten points in the state she once represented in the United States Senate.
"I think that what she did is she came home and talked about how important it was for New York to send the message about her leadership, about the fact that we know her well," said Senator Andrea Stweart-Cousins.
"When you are running the highest office in the world you don't take anything for granted," said Senator Jeff Klein. "She is coming back to her base. This is a lot close than most people would think, but again, I think you come back to the people who know you the best."
In the evening, Clinton held second rally in the capital region, where she mentioned water contamination in the small town of Hoosick Falls.
"We have to make sure that water systems across this state like Hoosick Falls and others are clean," Clinton said.
Two years ago, Zephyr Teachout, an unknown candidate, ran in a Democratic primary against Cuomo and garnered 34% of the vote. Some say the surge of Sanders here in New York now reflects a similar dissatisfaction with establishment candidates within the Democratic party.