Sanders Making Play For Massachusetts Ahead Of Super Tuesday

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Sen. Bernie Sanders is making a play for Sen. Elizabeth Warren's home turf. He'll be holding two rallies in Massachusetts ahead of Super Tuesday, while Warren is campaigning in Texas and Arkansas.

Sanders is holding a campaign rally Saturday on the Boston Common, with banjo musician Bela Fleck set to perform. The event will open at 10 a.m., and kicks off at noon. The rally is free for attendees.

Ahead of the Boston Common rally, Sanders will speak to supporters in Springfield at the MassMutual Center Friday evening. Doors in Springfield open at 6 p.m., and the event starts at 7:30 p.m.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders. (Getty Images)

Sen. Warren, for her part, does not have any scheduled events in Massachusetts this weekend. She's holding a campaign rally in Houston on Saturday before heading to Arkansas.

Warren has been riding her debate momentum and looking at ways to move up in the race. On Thursday night, a super PAC in support of the Massachusetts senator said they were buying $9 million dollars worth of television and digital advertisements in California, Texas, and Massachusetts, according to the New York Times.

The senator accepted support from the Persist PAC after months of denouncing similar donations.

Earlier this week, Warren also appeared on Late Night with Stephen Colbert ahead of Saturday's caucuses in South Carolina.

On Colbert, Warren said it is "essential" that the Democratic Party unite in the general election.

"We can't have a repeat of 2016. We can't go into this, one part of the party mad at the other part of the party, and shooting back and forth," she said. "We've got to bring everybody together and we've got to recognize that where we really need to focus our energy is we've got to beat Donald Trump."

In the meantime, it appears Sanders has the lead in the race. He's won in both New Hampshire and Nevada. A recount in Iowa shows that former Mayor Pete Buttigieg still holds the lead, but the Sanders campaign is challenging those results, according to CNN.

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