HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Supporters of the two remaining Democratic candidates for president are working to spread their message with voters ahead of the March 1 primary in Virginia.
Congressman Bobby Scott (D-Va.) announced previously he supports Hillary Clinton for president. He talked with about 50 supporters at the Y.H. Community Center in Hampton for a few hours Saturday afternoon.
Rep. Scott, who represents Virginia’s 3rd congressional district, says Clinton has the experience needed for the job of Commander in Chief.
“If you look back at the experience when she was the First Lady of Arkansas she was very much involved,” said Rep. Scott. “The First Lady of the United States, then as U.S. Senator and Secretary of State. She has the experience and the background.”
Rep. Scott tells WAVY.com he worked on a commission in the United States Senate with Clinton. He believes his endorsement is in the best interest of his constituents. He says he supports Clinton’s policy on healthcare, defense spending and the environment.
“The Republicans tend to deny science and climate science,” he said. “You need people to at least appreciate it so something can be done.”
Sarah Faber, a school nurse, said she has made more than 500 calls on behalf of the Clinton campaign.
“I see a lot of effort on the part of Republicans in government to try to take away women’s rights to dictate what happens to their bodies, and you can see all over the country dedicated efforts that are being made to roll back those rights,” said Faber.
Clinton leads the Democrats with 52 percent support in Virginia compared to Bernie Sanders’ 40 percent, according to a poll released earlier this month by Christopher Newport University.
Donald Trump is lead the pack of Republicans with 28 percent support, according to the poll, with Marco Rubio close behind.
Supporters of Sanders will hold a rally at 7 p.m. Saturday at Charlie’s American Cafe on Granby Street in Norfolk. 10 On Your Side will be there.
Stay with WAVY.com for coverage later tonight.