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Trump, Sanders Announce Thursday Stops in West Virginia


Coming off of big wins in Indiana’s primary Tuesday, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders announced scheduled stops in West Virginia.

Both candidates will visit the state Thursday.

A press release from the Trump campaign said he will hold a rally at the Charleston Civic Center Thursday evening at 7 p.m.

Sanders begins his campaign tour of the state with a stop at the Five Loaves and Two Fishes Food Bank near Kimball in McDowell County at 11 a.m. to discuss rural poverty.

Sanders will then travel to Charleston for a 3 p.m. rally at the South Charleston Community Center and ends the day Thursday evening at 7 p.m. with a second rally at the Waterfront Hotel in Morgantown. 

The announcements came the same day a new poll by the national group Public Policy Polling placed both Trump and Sanders ahead of their respective rivals in West Virginia. 

According to the poll, Trump leads the state at 61 percent over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. 

Sanders leads former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at 45 percent to her 37. 

On Monday evening, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton was met by Trump supporters in Williamson protesting her trip to the coal community. 

More than 6,000 people attended a rally for Democrat Bernie Sanders in Huntington last week. Sanders is also expected to return to West Virginia Thursday.