Bernie Sanders to hit Tampa hours after Hillary Clinton visit

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Bernie Sanders to hit Tampa hours after Hillary Clinton visit

Florida's presidential preference primary is Tuesday, March 15.

That means the majority of viable candidates are going to be bouncing around the state, which many deem crucial, over the next several days.

Sen. Marco Rubio dropped by the Tampa Convention Center Monday night, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will hang out in Ybor City Thursday morning.

Later that afternoon, Vermont Senator and progressive dreamboat Bernie Sanders will rally supporters at the Florida State Fairgrounds at 7 p.m. (doors open at 4 p.m.).

It'll be his third stop in the Sunshine State of the day, after stops in Miami and Kissimmee.

With help from an incredibly passionate grassroots team that's been spreading the word about the candidate for months now, Sanders hopes his message of equality, peace and social justice will resonate among Florida voters.

Florida, after all, is a winner-take-all state that offers 99 delegates.

Clinton has a stronger showing than Sanders in statewide polls, though his numbers have gotten stronger over the last few months.

In recent days, Sanders has been the target of critics after making a comment on how white Americans “don’t know what it’s like to be living in a ghetto. You don’t know what it’s like to be poor.”

Earlier Tuesday, the mothers of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, both black teenagers who were unarmed when they were shot and killed in racially charged incidents, condemned Sanders' comments.


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