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East Texans campaign for candidates ahead of Super Tuesday

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NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

The focus of the presidential is shifting with all eyes on Texas ahead of Super Tuesday. 

19-year-old Tarek Zaher spent his Sunday, not with friends or family, but here as a first-time ever campaign volunteer working the phones for Bernie Sanders.

“Super Tuesday’s coming up, which is extremely important to get the delegates to be the primary candidate. Now they need callers more than ever and so I figured I’d step up now if I ever was going to do it I can start now at the most important time,” said Tarek Zaher, a campaign volunteer for Bernie Sanders.

 With millennials nation-wide taking on a similar mindset ahead of the November election.

“It’s nice to see us come together because we usually come together for cat videos or something like that but to come together for a nice purpose like this is real cool, to use that power,” Zaher said.

Sanders hoping for a much better go this Tuesday in Texas after his considerable loss to Hillary Clinton in South Carolina.

The presidential campaign now shifting its focus now mainly to Texas plus the 10 other Super Tuesday states that head to the polls this week.

“Because there are so many delegates, just Texas will have more delegates to the National Democratic Convention than all of the four states that have already had primaries or caucuses in this election season. So Texas is a big state,” said Amy Goodwin, Nacogdoches County Democratic Party.  

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