Update: Feb. 25, 8:21 p.m.
Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign rally slated for northern Virginia Saturday has been moved from Loudoun County to Springfield.
The event, which had been planned for The National Conference Center, will now be held at the St. James Sports, Wellness and Entertainment Complex, with the start time remaining at 4 p.m.
A campaign statement said the event is being moved to allow for greater attendance. More information can be found at the Sanders campaign website.
Original story: Feb. 22, 9:03 a.m.
Frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination Bernie Sanders will make a campaign appearance in Loudoun County Feb. 29, four days in advance of “Super Tuesday” and Virginia’s presidential primary.
Sanders’ event will be held at The National Conference Center in Lansdowne. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m., with the rally slated to get underway at 4 p.m. The National Conference Center is at 18980 Upper Belmont Place, Leesburg.
Tickets for the free event are not required, but campaign officials say an RSVP is encouraged. Attendance will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Sen. Sanders, a self-avowed democratic socialist from Vermont, is riding momentum from the first two Democratic Party nominating contests, winning the popular vote in both the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary.
The Sanders campaign highlighted a recent Monmouth poll showing Sanders tied with former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg in the commonwealth, with each taking 22 percent. Former Vice President Joe Biden is third with 18 percent.