DENVER — With less than two weeks until Super Tuesday, 2020 presidential hopefuls are gravitating toward Colorado, with three candidates holding events Thursday.
President Donald Trump is expected to draw thousands to Colorado Springs’ Broadmoor World Arena for his rally at 5 p.m. Thursday. Doors will open at 1 p.m. The venue, which holds 8,000 people, is expected to reach capacity.
Colorado's Republican Sen. Cory Gardner will accompany Trump and, according to Senate Communications Director Jerrod Dobkin, they will speak on their accomplishments in Colorado, delivering clean drinking water to Coloradans and the state’s record-low unemployment.
A day after her performance in the Las Vegas Democratic Debate, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar will host an Aurora grassroots campaign event at Stanley Marketplace in Aurora. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 5 p.m. A fundraising event for the Minnesota senator will follow at 6:30 p.m. in Denver.
Klobuchar, who last visited the state came in December, polled fifth in Iowa’s caucus and third in New Hampshire’s primary.
After the Hawaii representative’s town hall in Colorado Springs on Wednesday, Democrat Tulsi Gabbard will hold another in Boulder at 12 p.m. Thursday at the Avalon Ballroom. Gabbard’s first visit to Colorado comes after she bottomed out in both the Iowa and New Hampshire polls.
These visits continue the string of candidates flocking to the Centennial State. Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders campaigned in Denver Sunday, following his New Hampshire primary win. Former Vice President Joe Biden followed suit Monday, attending a fundraiser hosted by former Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar.
Democratic presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren will finish off the state’s busy week with visits on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The former South Bend, Ind. mayor, who visited Denver last month, will hold his town hall in Aurora at 7 p.m., and the Massachusetts senator will host an event at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver at 3 p.m.
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