TAMPA -02/12/2016- Republican front-runner Donald Trump will hold a rally at the University of South Florida today.
Trump is scheduled to appear at the Sun Dome at 7 p.m. Doors will open for the event at 5 p.m.
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Trump’s visit indicates how serious the New York real estate billionaire is taking the March 15 Florida primary. Florida is a winner-take-all state in the election cycle, meaning a top showing here would be worth all of the state’s 99 delegates.
Trump knows that and he also knows Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio will have a bigger voter draw in Florida than they did in other states.
Trump supporter and political pundit Tony Dimatteo said today’s event could solidify Trump in a key part of Florida.
“He’s going to have more earned media,” Dimatteo said. “And people just got out (of the race): Christie just got out. Fiorina just got out. Those votes have to go somewhere – and if they are undecided, this rally could be a determining factor.”
Thousands are expected for Trump’s event tonight – as well as hundreds of protestors. Word of detractors planning to show up outside the Sun Dome has been spreading this week on social media.
One student group even drafted a letter to the University asking the event be cancelled because of Trumps’ remarks about women, Muslims and Latinos.
Editors Note: DUMP THE TRUMP