SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Massachusetts is one of 13 states casting votes for party nominees on what’s known as Super Tuesday.
While presidential candidates have been actively campaigning ahead of Tuesday’s contests, voters in western Massachusetts have also been busy actively supporting their candidates.
Democratic candidate Hilary Clinton is scheduled to make a stop in Springfield Monday morning for a rally at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of History. Bernie Sanders won’t be in western Massachusetts Monday but will be holding a campaign event in Milton, Mass. Monday afternoon. Sanders did, however, campaign in the area last week when he hosted thousands of supporters at his rally on the UMass Amherst campus.
Just this past weekend, two Republican rallies were held in Springfield as well.
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s supporters gathered on the steps of Springfield City Hall Sunday, though Trump himself was not present. It was a noisy rally with chants both for and against the GOP front runner, as protesters joined the supporters equally equipped with handmade signs.
Across Court Square at the Mass Mutual Center, Ohio Governor and GOP candidate John Kasich rallied with his supporters. Kasich spoke in front of a large crowd of people, and even took some opportunity to take digs at Trump.
Both the Democratic and Republican races remain very competitive. What happens on Super Tuesday could be an indicator of who may win their party’s nomination.
Some of the participating states will vote while others will hold caucuses.
In Massachusetts, there are 116 Democratic delegates and 42 Republican delegates at stake on Tuesday.