PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton will appear at Central Falls High School for her Rhode Island campaign event on Saturday, WPRI.com has confirmed.
Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. for the 4:30 rally, described by the campaign as a “public organizing event” where “she will discuss her plans to raise incomes for families and break down the barriers that hold Rhode Islanders back.” Those who want to attend can RSVP online.
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed – who talks about why he’s supporting Clinton in a new radio ad that her campaign has begun airing – will join her for the Central Falls event, a spokesman said. Gov. Gina Raimondo is also planning to attend.
Clinton’s campaign is making a major push to bring out Latino voters in Tuesday’s presidential primary, and has already put one of its two Rhode Island field offices in Central Falls. The other is in South Providence. Former President Bill Clinton campaigned for his wife in Warwick last week.
Clinton’s rival for the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders, is also competing hard in Rhode Island, where voters gave Clinton a big primary victory over Barack Obama in 2008. Sanders will visit the state one day after Clinton, coming to Providence on Sunday for a rally at Roger Williams Park.
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All nine of Rhode Island’s Democratic so-called “superdelegates” have already backed Clinton, but 24 other delegates will be divided between Clinton and Sanders based on the primary results – and both campaigns have been ramping up their efforts in what’s generally seen as a competitive race.
Among the Republican candidates, John Kasich is holding a town hall at Bryant University on Saturday morning, but Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have not made plans to campaign in Rhode Island. However, state Rep. Joe Trillo, Trump’s honorary state chairman, said Thursday a visit by the GOP frontrunner is still possible.Ted Nesi (firstname.lastname@example.org) covers politics and the economy for WPRI.com. He hosts Executive Suite and writes The Saturday Morning Post. Follow him on Twitter: @tednesiSteve Nielsen contributed to this report.