After having won the New Hampshire primary on Monday, Senator Bernie Sanders will hold a rally in Mesquite, Texas, on Friday.
Sanders’ campaign will continue to the Mesquite Arena in the Dallas area with a performance by alt-country band the Vandoliers. This is his first stop in the Lone Star State in 2020. Last year, he held a rally in Fort Worth.
Those looking at attend the event can register on Sanders’ campaign website. Doors to the Mesquite Arena open at 6 p.m. CT, and the rally is scheduled for 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. The arena’s capacity is 5,500. Entrance is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The rally will also likely be streamed on the Sanders campaign’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.
The rally is Sanders’ third of the day, first holding two in Charlotte and Durham, North Carolina.
According to a University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll, Sanders leads all candidates among Democratic primary voters in Texas with 24 percent. Former Vice President Joe Biden follows the senator with 22 percent. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is in third with 15 percent, with former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg coming in fourth with 10 percent.
On Wednesday, a new survey from The Economist and YouGov showed Sanders as the national front-runner for the Democratic nomination. The senator has 22 percent support among likely Democratic primary and caucus voters, while only 18 percent supported former front-runner Biden.
The rally comes just days before early voting in the Texas primary begins. Texas is one of 11 states voting on Super Tuesday on March 3, along with Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont and Virginia. Super Tuesday falls after the Nevada caucuses, which will be held on February 22, and the South Carolina primary on February 29.
Sanders’ New Hampshire vote count total was the lowest ever for a presidential primary winner. With 26 percent of the vote, Sanders narrowly defeated former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg who received 24 percent of the voters. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar came in third place with 19 percent of votes, as previously reported.
In 2016, Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton by over 22 percent, but while this margin may have been thinner, Sanders delivered a speech that showed determination for 2020.
“We are gonna win because we have the agenda that speaks to the needs of working people across this country,” Sanders said in a victory speech after the New Hampshire primary. “This victory here is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump.”
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