HOUSTON – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden held a rally Monday in Houston to generate support ahead of Super Tuesday.
The former vice president spoke to supporters at Texas Southern University before heading to Dallas for another rally Monday night.
“Tomorrow, Texas is going to speak. I think we’re going to do well here in Texas with the help of all of you and when we do we’ll be well on our way to defeating Donald Trump,” Biden told the crowd gathered inside the lobby of TSU’s College of Science.
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg are expected to appear with Biden during his Dallas rally.
The move comes after both Klobuchar and Buttigieg ended their presidential campaigns.
Biden’s rally came less than 24 hours after Biden scored a resounding victory in South Carolina, his first of the 2020 roller coaster nomination fight.
“He’s coming off South Carolina, but we have to understand Texas is not South Carolina,” said Dr. Michael Adams, chair of TSU’s political science department.
Adams said millennials and Latinx voters will play a big role in which Democratic presidential hopeful wins Texas.
The Lone Star state has 161 delegates up for grabs. The latest polling shows Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the lead in Texas.
The Associated Press has contributed to this report.