VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Senator Bernie Sanders rallied supporters at Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday night.
Shortly after taking the stage, Sanders acknowledged defeat as Joe Biden won the South Carolina primary. "You cannot win them all. There's a lot of states out there and tonight we did not win in South Carolina," he said.
With Super Tuesday around the corner, Sanders began looking ahead. "Now we enter Super Tuesday and Virginia!"
During the speech in front of more than 3500 people, Sanders delivered his usual message - calling for progressive reforms and Medicare for all.
Sanders said he's confident he can beat President Trump and called for Hampton Roads to support him. "If we can win here in Virginia, and with your help i think we can, we stand a great chance to win the Democratic nomination," he said.
On March 3, Virginia residents will be able to vote in the Democratic primaries.Sanders is tied with a strong lead among young voters, according to recent polling.
Sanders will hold a rally in Richmond on Thursday at 3:30 p.m., at The National.
Also on Saturday, Sanders will hold his first rally at 4 p.m., at the West Belmont Place at The National Conference Center in Northern Virginia.