Presidential candidates visiting Hampton Roads ahead of Super Tuesday

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HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Democratic presidential hopefuls are making last-minute stops in Hampton Roads before Super Tuesday.

Voters in Virginia, North Carolina and 12 other states will take part in the primary on March 3.

Saturday

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar was originally scheduled to visit Norfolk on Saturday afternoon.

Klobuchar’s website says her husband will make an appearance. The event starts at 4:30 p.m. at Elation Brewing Company, 5104 Colley Avenue.

On Friday night, her campaign announced she would not stop in Norfolk Saturday as planned. Instead, she will only stop in Richmond at 12:15 p.m. before heading to Portland, Maine.

Doors for the Richmond Klobuchar event open at 11:30 a.m. The program starts at 12:15 p.m. It will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Altria Theater.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will also be in Hampton Roads, in Virginia Beach, on Saturday night. The rally will happen at the Virginia Wesleyan University Convocation Hall at 5817 Wesleyan Drive. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. You should RSVP. 

On Thursday night, Sanders was in Richmond in front of a crowd of nearly 5,000 to talk about this proposals for health care for all, improving education and housing.

“Our policies will help the working class. We need to raise that minimum wage to a living wage that will help everybody, 15 bucks an hour,” explained Sanders to WRIC reporters.

Sunday

Former Vice President Joe Biden will stop in Norfolk Sunday night.

He will be at Booker T. Washington High School at 1111 Park Avenue. The doors open at 5:45 p.m.

Earlier this week, in South Carolina Biden said Sanders is a risky choice when it comes to health care policies. “He’s a good guy but his health care plan is not going anywhere. We can do all that has to be done to protect people’s health care and make sure they are covered, make sure they have medicare if they want it and they can afford it. We can do it,” explained Biden.

Sanders has argued that total health care costs would go down for the middle class under his plan, because people would no longer have to pay premiums and deductibles that come with private insurance plans. Sanders says the overall savings would offset higher taxes used to pay for the Medicare for All plan.

Stay with WAVY.com for coverage of the candidates’ vision this weekend.

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