Thousands pack into Breslin Center for Bernie Sanders rally

UPDATE (8:10 p.m.) – The rally has ended. Stay tuned for more on 6 News and at

UPDATE (5 p.m.) – Hundreds have packed into the Breslin Center for the Bernie Sanders rally, which is set to begin at 7 p.m.

Alexandra Ilitch is at the Breslin Center and will have updates on-air and online.

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – With Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton claiming big wins on Super Tuesday attention now turns to next week’s Michigan Primary.

Getting out ahead of next Tuesday’s vote, the parade of candidates begins today and gains speed over the next few days.

Democrat Bernie Sanders is hoping East Lansing will “Feel the Bern” tonight.

The Vermont senator will hold a rally at the Breslin Center on MSU’s campus.

The actual rally starts at 7:00 p.m. but doors open at 4:00 p.m.

It’s free and open to the public but a RSVP is strongly encouraged.

If you plan on attending be aware that some items like bags and signs with sticks will not be allowed.

Sanders will back in Michigan this weekend when he faces-off against Hillary Clinton in a debate in Flint.

A few Republicans will be stepping-it-up in Michigan today, as well.

Ohio governor John Kasich was originally scheduled to appear in Ann Arbor this morning but now he hosting a town hall meeting in Genesee County starting at 3:30 p.m.

The doors for that event open at 2:30.

Senator Marco Rubio* will be in the Detroit area holding a rally in Shelby Township.

That rally starts at 4:30 p.m.

All five remaining Republican candidates will be in Detroit Thursday night for a debate.

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