Bernie Sanders opening second Massachusetts campaign office

In this Oct. 30, 2015, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, speaks during a campaign stop at the William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is opening his second Massachusetts campaign office this weekend.

The Democratic presidential candidate hopes the Worcester location will help him rally supporters ahead of the state’s March 1 presidential primary.

The office provides a location for Massachusetts volunteers to meet and then travel to New Hampshire for that state’s first-in-the-nation primary.

Sanders is hoping to appeal to many of the same liberal Democratic voters who helped elect Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Like Warren, Sanders has made criticism of Wall Street a key campaign theme.

Fellow Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has a history of support in Massachusetts.

In 2008, she handily beat Barack Obama in the state’s Democratic primary. Top Democrats — including the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy and former Gov. Deval Patrick — endorsed Obama.


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