Trump to hold Phoenix rally on Saturday

Trump to hold Phoenix rally on Saturday

PHOENIX (AP) – Donald Trump has secured a location for his upcoming rally in Phoenix — the first stop he will make in Arizona as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

The event is scheduled for Saturday afternoon at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum on the Arizona State Fairgrounds, which can seat 15,000 people.

Several Arizona Republicans have backed Trump, including Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, former Gov. Jan Brewer and State Treasurer Jeff DeWit, who is also Trump’s campaign chairman for the state. All three are expected to attend the rally, along with thousands of Trump supporters.

Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham says the coliseum is ideal because it is centrally located and indoors, making it easy to secure by law enforcement if there are crashes at the rally.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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