By Stacey Barchenger |Arizona Republic
Former President Donald J. Trump takes the stage at his Save America rally in Florence, Ariz. on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022.
Donald Trump is returning to the Grand Canyon State just two weeks ahead of the primary election to stump for his chosen candidates from U.S. Senate down the ballot to state legislative races.
The former president will hold a rally Saturday afternoon in Prescott Valley. An event announcement sent by his Save America political action committee said Trump would deliver “remarks in support of Kari Lake for Governor, Blake Masters for U.S. Senate, and the entire Arizona Trump Ticket.”
The 45th president will speak at roughly 4 p.m. at Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley. As is routine at his rallies, a lineup of speakers will stoke the crowd beginning at 1 p.m.
Trump’s appearance in Arizona, his second this year, serves to energize voters to cast their ballots in one of the most closely watched states on the national map, where the top races are all deemed toss-ups — winnable by either party — by election forecasters.
Trump has endorsed a candidate in every major race this cycle, including Masters, Lake, Mark Finchem for secretary of state and Abe Hamedeh for attorney general. He’s also put his support behind a handful of candidates for state legislature. The political power of Trump’s endorsements was tested in elections across the country this year, with mixed results.