Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is returning to Texas.
The controversial businessman and former reality TV star is the latest Republican presidential candidate to head to North Texas, announcing a free campaign rally Sept. 14 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
“Will be great to be back in Texas,” he tweeted in his announcement Friday.
Later, he tweeted about the event again, declaring he’s getting “terrific response” from the public.
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Trump, the front-runner in the GOP presidential race, is the latest candidate to head to North Texas, hoping to claim a portion of Texas’ delegates when voters go to the polls for the presidential primary March 1, 2016.
And Cruz, a Texan who has become chummy with Trump, on Thursday welcomed all Republican candidates to campaign in Texas.
“They may discover a difficult path but, certainly, I welcome every one of them into the state of Texas,” Cruz said.
Trump announced his upcoming visit on WBAP/820 AM on Friday morning and tweeted it out. The event is posted on Ticketmaster.
The “Donald J. Trump for President” rally will be at 6 p.m. Mon., Sept. 14, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
“Together, we will Make America Great Again,” read an email from his campaign about the rally.
This will be his first trip to Texas since earlier this summer, when he toured the Texas-Mexico border and talked about illegal immigration.
In his WBAP appearance, Trump indicated he had been in touch with fellow billionaire Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, which claims the AAC as its home court.
The Business Insider online news service reported that Cuban won’t be able to attend because he would be filming an episode of Shark Tank” at the same time.
“I can’t be there. But I have no doubt he will kill it in Texas,” the publication reported Cuban as saying via his Cyber Dust social media app.
The outspoken candidate has become the strong front-runner in a crowded field of Republican presidential candidates.
A message on Ticketmaster notes that this is a free event and people of all ages are welcome but they still need a ticket.
“No posters, banners, or signs may be brought into the event,” the note states. “There is no dress code.
“No professional cameras with a detachable lens are permitted. No tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, or GoPros.”
Parking is expected to cost $10, according to Ticketmaster.
This Monday, on Labor Day, an anti-Trump rally will be held from 1-4 p.m. at the Dallas City Hall Plaza.
“The response has been overwhelming to the hate base message of Donald Trump,” according to a release about the Sept. 7 event.