Clinton, Rubio, Trump flock to South Florida for Super Tuesday

Presidential contenders hold events in Miami, Palm Beach

MIAMI – Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and Republican contenders Marco Rubio and Donald Trump are in South Florida for Super Tuesday.

Trump is scheduled to hold a news conference at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach at 9 p.m. Meanwhile, both Rubio and Clinton are holding rallies, hoping to garner voters' approval in the Sunshine State.

Doors open for Clinton's rally at 6:30 p.m. at Stage One at Ice Palace Films Studio, 1400 N. Miami Ave.

Representatives with Clinton's camp said she will speak about the results of the 13 contests where Democratic voters will cast their ballot and discuss what's at stake in the election.

Rubio's Florida Kick-Off Rally will begin at 8 p.m. at the Ronald Reagan Equestrian Center at Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40th St.

Representatives with his campaign said he will deliver remarks and share his vision for a "new American century."

Pundits say Rubio must win in Florida otherwise his campaign will be in serious trouble.

"I really do think he's going to do good. His numbers keep rising and he keeps doing much better," Rubio supporter Claudia De La Vega said.

Still, Trump is poised for a sweep Tuesday night and his campaign hopes it's a big enough margin that the remaining Republicans won't have much of a path forward.

They're so confident about Super Tuesday that the candidate is campaigning in a state that doesn't even vote on Tuesday.

Trump was joined by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at a rally in the swing state of Ohio earlier in the day, even though voters don't head to the polls there until March 15. 

He also traveled to Louisville, Kentucky, where he will campaign until he heads to Mar-a-Lago later in the evening.

A CNN poll released Tuesday morning shows that both Sen. Bernie Sanders and Clinton would beat the Republican front-runner Trump in a hypothetical matchup.

Sanders scored 55 percent support in the mock matchup against Trump's 43 percent. Clinton also tops Trump in the poll with 52 percent to his 44 percent.

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