The day before early voting for the midterm elections begins, on Saturday, Donald Trump will hold a rally in South Texas. The purpose of the rally, according to Trump’s guidance, is to “promote the MAGA agenda by motivating voters” and showcase candidates.
At the rally, Trump will be joined by five well-known speakers, including Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, Attorney General Ken Paxton, and Republican Representative Michael Cloud from Victoria.
In a statement, Gov. Greg Abbott, who is up for re-election in November, stated that he would not be present since he would be in Florida for a campaign event.
At least two South Texas congressional districts, which have long been Democratic strongholds, are thought to be in play, which is why Robstown was likely chosen as the location.
They include the 34th District, where incumbent Republican Mayra Flores and Democratic U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez are locked in a close contest. The recently redistricted 15th district is likewise regarded as close, with Republican Monica De La Cruz running against Democrat Michelle Vallejo. De La Cruz narrowly lost her bid for Congress two years ago.
Trump won Texas in 2016 and 2020, and he’s made hints that he’ll run for president once again in 2024. You must make reservations if you wish to purchase tickets. Here are some tips and information about the rally.
Who will be the special guests?
According to an email from Trump’s Save America PAC, the special guests will include Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, U.S. Rep. Michael Cloud, R-Victoria, Tom Homan, a former acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Brandon Judd, the head of the National Border Patrol Council.
The SAXET Gun Show is set for the same day at the Robstown fairgrounds.
This weekend, there will be a gun expo at the fairgrounds. The SAXET Gun show will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to the facility’s website.
A variety of “firearms, accessories, ammunition, knives, tactical gear, hunting, and target sports products, worthwhile organisations” are advertised as being available at the event.
How to purchase tickets for Trump’s rally in Robstown
On Trump’s website, on the event page, tickets can be ordered. Per registered user, only one ticket may be reserved. It is necessary to include your name, email, mobile number, ZIP code, and state of residence.
What time does the rally start?
At the fairgrounds, the parking lot and event registration will open at 8 a.m.
The event’s doors will open at 2 p.m. and the guest speakers will start speaking at 4 p.m. Trump is slated to start speaking at 7 o’clock.
Will Governor Greg Abbott show up at the event?
On October 27, Abbott will be in Corpus Christi, but he won’t be at the event.
Abbott issued a written statement saying, “I welcome President Trump returning to Texas, albeit I won’t be able to personally welcome him as I will be out-of-state for a pre-planned fundraising trip to Florida.”
Will there be law enforcement present?
Security for the event will be provided by Robstown Police Department officers, with help from the Corpus Christi Police Department and the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office, according to CCPD and Sheriff J.C. Hooper.
What can’t I bring to a Trump rally, exactly?
The following things would not be allowed at Trump rallies, according to a list previously made public by the Secret Service:
animals (apart from service and assistance animals)
Bags and backpacks that are too big
Other unmanned aircraft systems and drones
all types of explosives (including fireworks)
containers made of glass, metal, or thermal
Knives (of any kind) (of any kind)
Using pepper spray or mace
Signs that are larger than the permitted dimensions (20 feet by 3 feet by 1/4 inch)
supports for banners and signs
Powered mobility devices for leisure
every kind of weapon
any additional objects deemed to pose a risk to your safety
What is the capacity of the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds?
The Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds holds a variety of events every year, including rodeos and weddings. Nueces County is the owner.
Central Pavilion Arena is the building with the biggest capacity on the property. 2007 saw the opening of the 35,000 square foot arena, which includes 1,900 bleacher seats. According to the facility guide for the fairgrounds, up to 1,000 seats may also be used on the floor space.