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Update: Clinton running mate Kaine to stump in Tucson

With Democrats pushing hard to move Arizona into the blue column, Sen. Tim Kaine plans a Tucson campaign appearance at Sunnyside High School on Thursday. Nominee Hillary Clinton is set to hold a rally in Tempe the day before, while GOP VP nominee Mike Pence will hold a Mesa event.

Kaine, the Democrats' vice-presidential nominee, will speak at Sunnyside High School, 1725 E. Bilby Rd. Doors will open two hours prior to the 6:15 p.m. event.

Republican nominee Donald Trump held a rally Saturday in Phoenix, his seventh public campaign rally in the state, looking to shore up support in what has unexpectedly become a swing 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.

Kaine, a senator from Virginia, is also scheduled to speak at a rally in Phoenix on Thursday afternoon, where Clinton representatives said he will "deliver remarks entirely in Spanish -  a first for an organized campaign rally during a U.S. presidential campaign."

Details of that event have not yet been released.

Clinton will hold a rally at the Sun Devil Fitness Complex at Arizona State University at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Mike Pence, the Republican VP nominee, will hold a rally at the Mesa Convention Center at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

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

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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.

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Kaine at an Ohio rally, Oct. 19.