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.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Dozens of pigs killed after falling from trailer on Miss. River bridge
Pig carcasses scattered along Mississippi River Bridge after animals fell out of...
Only two candidates show up to gubernatorial debate in New Orleans; Landry...
Deadline pushed back for environmental studies at new Mississippi River Bridge proposed...
Justice of the Peace resigns hours after WBRZ report