Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio will make one final stop in Beaufort County on Friday in advance of Saturday’s primary.
The U.S. senator from Florida will hold a rally at Signature Flight Support near Hilton Head Airport Friday afternoon as he crisscrosses South Carolina on a last-minute plane tour. Rubio is expected to speak in the area adjacent to the building and the terminal at the airport at 2:15 p.m. after landing, according to a news release.
Doors open at 1:15 p.m., and attendees are asked to park on the streets near Signature Flight Support on Gateway Circle. Tickets for the Hilton Head rally are available at http://bit.ly/RubioRally0219 or on marcorubio.com/events.
Rubio trailed New York businessman Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in polls released by CNN and Fox News this week, but picked up an endorsement from Gov. Nikki Haley on Wednesday. Sen. Tim Scott and Rep. Trey Gowdy have already voiced their support for Rubio in recent weeks.
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Haley and Scott will accompany Rubio on his tour Friday.
After a short meet-and-greet, Rubio will head out to his next destination. He has also planned stops in Charleston, Clemson, Columbia and Pawleys Island.
Friday’s rally will be the third time in about a week that Rubio has visited Beaufort County to campaign ahead of the primary. He held town hall events in Sun City Hilton Head on Feb. 11 and in Beaufort on Tuesday.
Polls in the Republican primary open at 7 a.m. Saturday and close at 7 p.m.