Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio will bring his national campaign to Loudoun County on Sunday. He will hold a rally at 1 p.m. at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville.
The campaign stop comes two days before Super Tuesday, when voters in Virginia and a dozen other states go to the polls to choose which major party candidates they want to see on the presidential ballot.
Rubio, a first-term Florida Senator, has gained momentum among Republican establishment in the past month, after garnering more support than expected in the Iowa primary. But he’s fallen short of winning any primary elections, trailing Donald Trump, who won Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina, and Ted Cruz, who won Iowa.
The majority of Republicans in Congress have endorsed Rubio, including Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA-10). Loudoun Supervisors Matthew F. Letourneau (R-Dulles) and Ron A. Meyer Jr. (R-Broad Run) also said today they are backing Rubio.
The county is expecting high turnout Tuesday, in line with other primaries around the country.
GOP contenders Rubio, Trump, Cruz, Ben Carson and John Kasich are still in the race and will be on the ballot. On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders and Hilary Clinton continue to vie for their party’s nomination.
Because ballots are printed several weeks in advance, the ballots will also include the names of several people who have dropped out of the race: for Democrats, Martin O’Malley; and for Republicans, Lindsey Graham, Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee, Jim Gilmore, Christ Christie, Jeb Bush, Rick Santorum, and Carly Fiorina.
Polls are open Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The last day to vote an absentee ballot in person is Saturday, before 5 p.m. Loudouners vote in primaries at their normal polling places. Get more information on the election here.