Marco Rubio quietly cancels Baton Rouge rally
BATON ROUGE – After a poor showing in the Super Tuesday primaries, Marco Rubio quietly canceled his plans for a Baton Rouge event scheduled for Friday.
Individuals who signed up for tickets to see Rubio received an email Wednesday that the event was canceled.
"In order to use Marco’s time as efficiently as possible before Saturday’s contests, Marco will not be making a stop in Louisiana Friday night,” the email read.
Rubio originally announced he would visit the capital city on Feb. 29. The event was planned for 5:45 p.m. at North Boulevard Town Square.
The Rubio campaign’s Eventbrite page is still posted and guests can still register for free tickets. Rubio’s official website lists that the first-term U.S. Senator will be attending a rally in Wichita Friday at 12:45 p.m.
Rubio 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.
Rubio will compete in the Louisiana Republican primary Saturday, against Trump, Senator Ted Cruz, and Governor John Kasich. The polls will be open from 7am to 8 pm.
Governor Bobby Jindal, a former candidate for president, endorsed Rubio.
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