ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – If you haven’t noticed, the St. Louis area is getting a lot attention ahead of primaries in Missouri and Illinois this coming Tuesday. In the last several days, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders and their surrogate have blanketed the area stumping for votes.
Sanders supporters have been busy working around the clock ahead of Tuesday’s primaries. Sunday Sanders held at a rally in Affton, with the senator saying high voter turnout will be key to his success.
Sanders is trying to drum up support days before five states vote in crucial primaries that could set the tone for the rest of the contest
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke at Affton High School discussing d a wide range of issues including getting big money out of politics, his plan to make public colleges and universities tuition-free, climate change and ensuring universal health care.
Both Hillary Clinton and Sanders are vying for votes from blue-collar workers and minority voters who underpin the democratic coalition. Sanders has high hopes going into Tuesday's primaries in Ohio, Florida, Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina. Sanders says if there is a record turnout he will win.
Sanders supporters say in the wake of Sanders' surprise victory in the Michigan primary last week they want to see a repeat performance.
Tomorrow Sanders will hold another rally at the Family Arena in St. Charles.
The event starts at 7:30 p.m. And the doors open at 4:30 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public.