Hillary Clinton in Mass., Bernie Sanders to attend evening event in Milton

Hillary Clinton goes after Bernie, Trump in Springfield
Hillary Clinton goes after Bernie, Trump in Springfield

Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have Massachusetts in their sights Monday, as they each look to squeeze out a victory in the state’s Super Tuesday Democratic presidential primary.

Clinton spoke in Springfield before heading to Boston, and Sanders is headlining an evening event in Milton, a day before Massachusetts residents head to the polls along with voters in 11 other states and one territory.

At a rally in Springfield, the former secretary of state commented on the slogan of Republican candidate Donald Trump.

“I don’t think America has ever stopped being great,” she said.

A Suffolk University poll released Sunday showed Clinton with a lead over Sanders, the Vermont senator who won a resounding victory in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary election only to face a string of losses capped by a lopsided Clinton victory in South Carolina.


The poll had Clinton with support of 50 percent, while Sanders had 42 percent.

Sanders’s Monday night rally will be at Milton High School. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the event begins at 7.

Clinton’s events begin at 9:15 a.m., when Clinton will lead a rally in Springfield at the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Doors open at 8 a.m.

She will also be at the Old South Meeting House in Boston’s Downtown Crossing at 12:15 p.m. Doors open at 10:45 a.m. for that event, Clinton’s campaign said.

Trump has a strong lead in Massachusetts’ Republican primary, according to a recent poll, more than 20 percentage points ahead of Marco Rubio, his closest contender.