RADFORD, VA (WJHL/WSLS) – Presidential hopefuls are crisscrossing the country ahead of Super Tuesday elections, including stops today in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
Eleven states will vote tomorrow for both Democratic and Republican tickets.
On the GOP side, all eyes are on Donald Trump as Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz try to stop his march to nomination. The GOP frontrunner is about to take the state to talk to supporters at Radford University at Noon today.
Trump took the stage at the Dedmon Center at noon on Monday.
Students and other members of the community started lining up around 7 a.m. Monday. By 8 a.m. hundreds of people were in line.
It didn’t take long for the news of Trump’s visit to Radford University to polarize the campus. Some students have protested by bringing books and reading through the rally. Others have planned to protest outside the Dedmon Center.
The university sent a note to the campus community last week saying in part, “As an institution of higher education, we at Radford University must be tolerant of all viewpoints, even those with which we may not agree. Radford University is not an official host of the rally and does not otherwise endorse any candidate, their positions or opinions.”
Virginia is one of a dozen Super Tuesday contests, with 49 GOP delegates up for grabs. According to the Associated Press, Virginia shows Donald Trump ahead in the Republican primary race.
News Channel 11’s Curtis McCloud is at the rally. You can look for a full report from him beginning on the news at 5:00 p.m.