Update: Sanders Campaign Spikes Planned Lansdowne Campaign Rally; Event Moved to Springfield

UPDATE: The Sanders campaign announced Tuesday it changed the location of its planned Northern Virginia campaign rally to St. James Sports, Wellness, and Entertainment Complex in Springfield. There will e no Loudoun event on Feb. 29.

Sen. Bernie Sanders will become the second 2020 presidential candidate to make a campaign stop in Loudoun, with a rally planned Saturday in Lansdowne just three days before Virginia’s Democratic Presidential Primary.

The event will be held at West Belmont Place at The National Conference Center. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. with the program scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Entrance will be provided on a first come, first served basis. While tickets are not required, organizers encourage those interested to register in advance.

Four years ago, Loudoun primary voters backed Hillary Clinton over Sanders, by a vote of 21,180 to 14,730. That three-way race also included Martin O’Malley.

This year, Sanders enters Super Tuesday as the party’s front-running candidate.

On March 3, primary voters will have 14 candidates to choose from. On the ballot areCory Booker, Julián Castro, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Marianne Williamson, Michael Bennet, Joseph R. Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Tulsi Gabbard,Deval Patrick, Pete Buttigieg, Andrew Yang, Tom Steyer and Michael R. Bloomberg.

On Super Tuesday, with primaries in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Democrats Abroad, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia, 1,344 of the Democratic Convention’s 3,979 committed delegates will be elected.

In November, former Vice President Joe Biden, another primary contender, rallied voters in Sterling ahead of the 2019 elections.

2 thoughts on “Update: Sanders Campaign Spikes Planned Lansdowne Campaign Rally; Event Moved to Springfield

  • 2020-02-24 at 3:33 pm
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    Sanders spent most of his life as an ineffective socialist crank.
    Hard to believe this is the best the Democrat’s can do.
    Socialism and envy politics will destroy this country.

  • 2020-02-24 at 3:38 pm
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    It is difficult to comprehend anyone voting to increase taxes on the middle class, eliminate private healthcare, eliminate immediately fossil fuels, give free college for illegal immigrants, and increase the deficit by $50 billion dollars, complete open boarders, etc. The math doesn’t work to pay for everything….unemployment will sky rocket, productivity will decrease, crime will increase-this is guaranteed fact.

    If you are stupid enough to vote for this communist, then I have land east of Miami for you to buy.

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