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Candidates open campaign offices in Jacksonville

Florida primary is March 15

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla – We're seeing more of a presence of the presidential candidates in Northeast Florida.

Friday evening Bernie Sanders opened its Jacksonville headquarters on North Main Street in the Springfield neighborhood. Hillary Clinton's local headquarters has been up and running on Atlantic Boulevard for the past few days.  

On the Republican side, Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign opened its Jacksonville headquarters on San Jose Boulevard Thursday. It's just a bit north of I-295. The Marco Rubio campaign also opened an office Thursday, on Beach Boulevard in Spring Park. The Trump campaign has had an office open in Riverside for a little while.

News4Jax political analyst Jennifer Carroll said she's surprised it took the camps this long to set up shop.

"They should have opened their offices sooner, we're less than  two weeks to the primary. Now they're trying to make inroads. Hillary may win Florida, she's visited Northeast Florida many times, the same with Donald Trump. He's hit the Panhandle and South Florida," Carroll said.

Marco Rubio's campaign is headed to Jacksonville. He'll be speaking at the Morocco Shrine Auditorium Saturday at 2:30. If you want to go, you must register ahead of time on his website.

Trump will hold a rally at the University of Central Florida Saturday.