Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to open three new field offices and a headquarters in Texas.
Field offices will open in Houston, San Antonio, and McAllen, while Austin will be the site of the campaign’s Texas headquarters.
The launch of the new field offices come days after the Sanders campaign announced it would increase staffing in Super Tuesday states, like Texas. In that same release, the campaign said it would make an aggressive $5.5 million television and digital ad buy in 10 of those Super Tuesday states, including Texas.
The latest aggregate national polling this month shows Sanders at 23 percent among Democrats, followed by former Vice President Joe Biden at 20 percent, and Michael Bloomberg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren tied at 13 percent.
Early voting in Texas begins next week on Tuesday. The Lone Star State will be joined by 13 other Super Tuesday states, all of them representing a third of all delegates allocated during the entire primary.
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Fernando covers Texas politics and government at the Texas Signal. Before joining the Signal, Fernando spent two years at the Houston Chronicle and previously interned at Houston’s NPR station News 88.7. He is a graduate of the University of Houston, Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, and enjoys reading, highlighting things, and arguing on social media. You can follow him on Twitter at @fernramirez93 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org