Bernie Sanders plans Saturday rally in Delaware

(AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

(AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Trump today, Bernie tomorrow. Delaware’s presidential primary season is no longer dormant.


After being ignored by the major campaigns for the majority of the presidential primary season, Delaware is getting some late hour attention.

Donald Trump is speaking to supporters at a rally in Harrington Friday afternoon, and Bernie Sanders has just announced a rally of his own at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington.

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Doors open for Sanders’ rally at 1 p.m. at the Chase Center. The event is being called the “A Future to Believe In Rally.”

Sanders’ supporters and Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield handed out ice cream and encouraged voters to support Sanders during an ice cream social at the Wilmington Riverfront on Tuesday.

So far, Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz don’t have any public plans to visit Delaware before Tuesday’s presidential primary vote. John Kasich’s campaign issued a memo earlier this week telling suppporters not to spend money in Delaware. “We expect Trump to have a strong chance of finishing above 50 percent,” said the campaign in the memo.

The delegates up for grabs on April 26 vary between the parties. Delaware Republicans will send 16 delegates to the GOP convention in Cleveland, while First State Democrats will send 31 delegates to their party’s convention in Philadelphia.

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