Ahead of early voting, President Donald Trump will headline a rally in Arizona for GOP gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake and U.S. Senate nominee Blake Masters. He announced Friday that the rally will be on October 9 in Mesa, Arizona — just four weeks from Election Day.
The Washington Examiner reports:
The event will be held at Legacy Sports Parks in Mesa, a 320-acre private family sports and entertainment complex. Trump is slated to take the stage at 4 p.m. local time (7 p.m. ET).
Trump held a similar rally in July in Prescott Valley, where thousands packed the Findlay Toyota Center in the deeply conservative Arizona enclave just before the primary elections.
His October rally will take place three days before early voting gets underway.
Lake has run a full Trumpist campaign, saying she wouldn’t have certified President Joe Biden’s 2020 Arizona win due to questions of fraud and chicanery — assertions for which there’s no evidence. Many of her campaign posters have her smiling next to Trump. The political novice, who was a local television anchor for 22 years, is in a tight race against Democratic challenger Katie Hobbs. Hobbs, Arizona’s current secretary of state, took a lead of a single percentage point over Lake, according to a recent poll by the Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com, and Suffolk University. Hobbs’s lead is within the poll’s margin of error.
Masters is catching up to Sen. Mark Kelly, trailing by just seven points. That is expected to tighten up heavily closer to Election Day.