Super Tuesday: Chelsea Clinton, Rubio, Sanders all visiting MN


Chelsea Clinton, Marco Rubio and Bernie Sanders are headed to Minnesota ahead of Super Tuesday. Here's a look at the plans for all three – plus where they stand in the race right now.

On Sunday, Chelsea Clinton will make stops in the Twin Cities, Rochester and Duluth to talk with Minnesotans about issues that concern women and the challenges families face, Clinton's campaign says, and how Hillary Clinton will make a difference as president.

Chelsea Clinton will make her first stop at a Get out the Caucus for Hillary organizing event in Minnetonka at 1 p.m., followed by a similar event in South St. Paul. She'll then head to Rochester for a Women for Hillary party at 5:15 p.m.

On Monday, Chelsea Clinton will be in Duluth for a campaign organizing event at 10:15 a.m., followed by a Women for Hillary party at noon.

People who want to attend the Women for Hillary parties in Rochester and Duluth must RSVP for the event to get the address and additional information on how to attend. For more information on the events, click here.

Rubio to campaign in Minnesota on Super Tuesday

Marco Rubio announced Sunday he'll be stopping in Minnesota to rally Minnesotans ahead of Tuesday's caucuses.

The rally will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the Courtyards of Andover Events Center on Martin Street Northwest in Andover. Doors open at 11:30 p.m. The event is open to the public, but you must RSVP if you want to go. (Click here for more information and to RSVP.)

This will be Rubio's second stop in Minnesota in a week. He rallied supporters in Minneapolis last Tuesday.

Bernie Sanders appearance

Bernie Sanders is swinging through Minnesota again as well.

The Vermont senator – an Independent, but running for the Democratic nomination – will host a rally at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Minneapolis Convention Center, his campaign announced Sunday afternoon.

It's free and open to the public, first come first serve. RSVPs aren't required, but suggested, the event page notes. He's expected to discuss a "wide range of issues," the site says, including his campaign staples of "making college affordable, getting big money out of politics, and combating climate change."

Come Monday, Sanders will have appeared at Minnesota events three out of the past four days. He made a stop on the Iron Range Friday, and followed it up with a Rochester appearance Saturday. (Watch his speech in Rochester here.)

How are they doing in MN?

Chelsea is the latest visit from a member of the Clinton family in an effort to drum up support for the former Secretary of State ahead of Super Tuesday, when Minnesotans will head to their caucus precinct to pick their preferred candidate for president.

Hillary Clinton is coming off a big win at the South Carolina primary Saturday night, where she picked up 39 delegates, bringing her delegate total to 90, plus 453 superdelegates, RealClear Politics shows. While Sanders won 14 delegates in South Carolina, bringing his total to 65 delegates and 20 superdelegates.

FiveThirtyEight called Clinton's South Carolina win her "biggest victory yet," noting she beat Sanders by nearly 50 percentage points.

Sanders vows to fight until the Democratic National Convention this summer, but CNN is reporting Clinton's campaign is mentioning her challenger less and less and is starting to transition its focus to the general election and Republican voters.

Going into Super Tuesday, polls show she has big leads in most of the 12 primaries and caucuses that will take place, including Minnesota, where a January poll shows her leading Sanders by 34 points.

As for Rubio, his recent visits to Minnesota may be because he's looking for an "outright win" on Super Tuesday to avoid being swept in other states, Politico says, noting Minnesota will be a "true wildcard" on Super Tuesday.

The most recent poll shows Rubio leading by two points in Minnesota, while Donald Trump is ahead in other Super Tuesday states, NBC News says.

Rubio isn't the only Republican to campaign in Minnesota as of late. Ted Cruz's father was in Minnesota Saturday to rally supporters.

Trump, who is the front-runner in the Republican race so far, hasn't announced any plans to visit Minnesota before Tuesday, and the Star Tribune says he's the only top contender from both parties who hasn't come to the state and organizational efforts in the state a month ago.

Despite never visiting Minnesota, Trump has a lot of momentum going into Super Tuesday. Republican Party Chairman Keith Downey told the paper he thinks Trump, Rubio and Cruz all have a chance at winning Minnesota.

And Sanders, Politico says Minnesota is one of the two key states to watch to gauge his overall performance, noting if he can't win here – a place Sanders' campaign sees as his "sweet spot" because of its progressive, largely white population – it probably won't be a very good Super Tuesday for him.

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