Post by pavel on Feb 8, 2016 23:49:03 GMT -6
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are opening campaign offices in Memphis as the Democratic presidential nominee hopefuls ramp up their ground games ahead of Tennessee's March 1 "Super Tuesday" primary election.
On the Republican side, several of the campaigns are also expanding their local operations and opening Nashville-area offices ahead of the start of early voting Wednesday.
Sanders was the first of the candidates to open an office in Memphis. His team rented space in the Chickasaw Crossing shopping center at 2869 Poplar. Former Memphis mayor A C Wharton leased the same space for his East Memphis office during his unsuccessful reelection campaign last year.
The office is already operational, with seven staffers, but will have a grand opening at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The opening will be followed by volunteer training at 3 p.m., and door-to-door campaigning starting at 4 p.m.
Read more: www.commercialappeal.com/news/government/clinton-sanders-to-open-memphis-campaign-headquarters--2b45b4fc-329e-6d6c-e053-0100007f8ee9-368084051.html