Marco Rubio rallies in Baton Rouge ahead of Saturday primary
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.