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Trump, Clinton to campaign again in Arizona

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, looking to shore up support in what has unexpectedly become a swing state, will make another campaign stop in Arizona on Saturday. An afternoon rally is planned in Phoenix.

Trump will appear at the 3:30 p.m. event at the Phoenix Convention Center. Door will open at 12:30 p.m., campaign officials said. The North Hall A assembly room scheduled for the event holds about 1,200 people.

Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton will hold a rally on Wednesday in Phoenix. Details have yet to be released.

The Saturday event will be Trump's seventh public campaign rally in the state. His son, Donald Trump Jr., spoke to a small crowd Thursday in Tempe.

Democrats have poured money and time into trying to wrest Arizona's 11 electoral votes into the blue column, dispatching campaign workers, millions in advertising and high-profile visitors such as First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders in recent weeks.

Clinton's event next week will be her second campaign appearance in the state; she held an event in Phoenix just before the March presidential preference election.

Clinton has been narrowly leading Trump in recent polls in the state, which was last won by a Democratic presidential candidate in 1996, when her husband ran for his second term.

Not helping Trump's cause is the lack of backing from the state's two Republican senators: Jeff Flake has prominently turned up his nose at Trump's candidacy from the start, while John McCain recently disavowed his previous endorsement of the GOP standard-bearer in the wake of reports of Trump's now infamous boasting about his ability to "grab (women) by the pussy" because of his celebrity.

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