Friday, March 18, 2016
Less than 24 hours apart came announcements that within the next several days both Bernie Sanders and President Bill Clinton are making stops in the Lilac City while out on the campaign trail.
Democratic candidate Sanders is holding his Spokane rally at the Spokane Convention Center this Sunday, March 20. Then, the following day, President Bill Clinton is heading through Spokane to campaign for wife Hillary.
Sanders' website lists the event as "at capacity," but also mentions that the free event doesn't require tickets and admission is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. We can expect that means lots of supporters lining up all day in the breezeway of the Convention Center. Doors open at 6, and the rally is set to kick off later.
For security reasons, no bags are allowed into the event, and attendees are asked to only bring the basic necessities; just keys, phones and any other small personal items. No signs or banners on sticks will be allowed inside, either.
President Clinton is heading to Spokane on Bernie's heels to attend a Hillary for Washington organizing event. While we're still awaiting details on the location and time, an email announcement says he'll be encouraging Washingtonians to caucus for Hillary in the upcoming Democratic caucus next Saturday, March 26. Hillary, meanwhile, is heading to Western Washington next week to campaign in Seattle and Everett, Washington.
We'll update this post with more information about President Clinton's visit on Monday as we receive it.
UPDATE: President Clinton will be stopping at Spokane Falls Community College's gymnasium on Monday, at 12:30 pm. Doors open at 11:45 am, and members of the public can RSVP to attend at this link.