Candidates Descend In To Oklahoma As Super Tuesday Nears

Saturday, February 29th 2020, 8:42 pm
By: Hunter McKee

As Super Tuesday nears, several presidential candidates are visiting Oklahoma this weekend.

Campaigns for Amy Klobuchar and Joe Biden talked to Oklahomans Saturday. 

Majority leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives Ryan Winkler represented Klobuchar at the Richmond Square.

Winkler went door-to-door talking with residents. He said the campaign looked forward to visiting Oklahoma.

“And it's really Oklahoma’s opportunity to have their voice be heard in this process and now the time to speak up and show up and vote,” Winkler said.

Secretary Tom Vilsack and former Iowa first lady Christie Vilsack campaigned on behalf of Joe Biden at the Petroleum Club Event Center. 

“It's an important state and I think people will be watching what Oklahoma does because it may impact what states will do in the primary process,” Vilsack said.

Joe's wife, Dr. Jill Biden, will be in Oklahoma Tuesday morning, according to his campaign. At 9 a.m. she plans to hold a meet and greet at VZD's restaurant and bar near Northwest 39th Street and North Western Avenue. 

Bernie Sanders’ campaign will be in Oklahoma City at noon Sunday.  They will be at the Bernie Headquarters at 1900 North Lincoln Blvd.

Each campaign said the key is finding the time to talk with voters.

“People might not be paying as much attention to it as a lot of the campaigns would like,” Vilsack said.  “So we have volunteers around Oklahoma trying to spread the word about voting on Tuesday.”

The voting polls will be open 12 hours beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday. 

More than 2 million people have registered as new voters in Oklahoma.


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