Trump was already scheduled to visit Texas on Tuesday for private fundraisers in Fort Worth and Austin. His campaign announced Friday he will also attend the rally, which is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Luedecke Arena.
While it is unusual for a presidential nominee to publicly campaign in safely red Texas, the Austin rally was not entirely unexpected. When Trump traveled to Texas as the presumptive nominee in June, he added two rallies, one in Dallas and the other in The Woodlands, to a trip otherwise centered on fundraising.
It will not be the only attention Texas is getting next week from the presidential campaigns. Former President Bill Clinton is set to stop in San Antonio on Thursday for a fundraiser for his wife’s campaign.
This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune, a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them – about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.
Top image: U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump takes the stage at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 21, 2016. Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein for REUTERS.
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