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Clinton, Sanders to hold events in Mass. on Monday

Hillary Clinton was in Columbia, S.C., on Friday.Gerald Herbert/Associated Press

On the eve of one of the most important days in the presidential election, both former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton and US Senator Bernie Sanders will campaign in Massachusetts, just hours before voters head to the polls in Tuesday’s primary.

Clinton will hold rallies in Springfield and Boston Monday morning, marking her first public campaign events in Massachusetts since she received the endorsement of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh at a Faneuil Hall event in late November.

Later that day, Sanders will also come to Boston for an evening rally, according to his campaign spokesman.

Recent polls of the state Democratic primary show a close race between Clinton and Sanders. A WBUR poll conducted last week showed Clinton with a slight lead, while other surveys haven given Sanders a small advantage.


Massachusetts is one of a dozen states that will hold presidential nominating contests on Super Tuesday. The Bay State would be a big prize for Sanders as Clinton is expected to perform well in primaries throughout the south that day.

Today both Clinton and Sanders are competing in the South Carolina primary, where Clinton has a large lead in the latest polls.

Sanders was last in the state on Monday, when he held events in Boston and at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

The location and other details about the two events were not available. Clinton’s campaign is expected to release more details later Saturday.

Ohio Governor John Kasich will also be in Massachusetts on Sunday and Monday to campaign ahead of Tuesday’s GOP primary.