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Marco Rubio rallies in Baton Rouge ahead of Saturday primary

9 months 1 week 3 days ago February 29, 2016 Feb 29, 2016 Monday, February 29 2016 February 29, 2016 9:38 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - One of the top contenders to be the Republican nominee for president is planning to rally in Baton Rouge Friday evening, though a venue hasn't been announced yet.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R) will make a stop in the capital city Friday. Doors will open at 4:45 p.m., and the event will start an hour later. A location is expected to be announced soon, but tickets are free and available on Eventbrite.

Rubio, a first-term U.S. Senator from Florida, is polling second and third in most polls, behind Donald Trump (R), who had more than 10,000 supporters attend a rally at the Baton Rouge River Center earlier this month.

One of other republicans in the race, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, has already made a campaign stop in Baton Rouge as well, as has Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

While nearly a dozen states head to the polls Tuesday for "Super Tuesday", voters in Louisiana can pick their candidate Saturday. It's a closed election, meaning republicans can only vote for republicans and democrats can only vote for democrats.

Rubio has been endorsed by former Gov. Bobby Jindal.

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