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TODAY: Donald Trump holds rally in Valdosta

Trump's South Georgia headquarters displays their newest sign. (Source: WALB) Trump's South Georgia headquarters displays their newest sign. (Source: WALB)
Brandon Phillips, State campaign manager (Source: WALB) Brandon Phillips, State campaign manager (Source: WALB)
Supporters have been collecting t-shirts to help promote Donald Trump. (Source: WALB) Supporters have been collecting t-shirts to help promote Donald Trump. (Source: WALB)
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Donald Trump will hold a rally at Valdosta State University on Monday, February 29. The event comes just hours before the polls open for Georgia’s presidential preference primary.

Trump was in Madison, Alabama, on Sunday, February 28, for a campaign rally. Several thousand people showed up to the Alabama rally, and Trump’s campaign officials hope that will be the case in South Georgia.

Monday’s rally will be held at the P.E. Complex at Valdosta State University. The venue seats around 7,000 people and organizers believe the complex will reach maximum capacity.

Earlier this year, the South Georgia office for Trump’s campaign opened in Valdosta. Since it opened, many people have dropped in to collect hats, t-shirts, and signs promoting Trump’s famous phrase, "Make America Great Again."

"We have a good group of volunteers here in Valdosta, South Georgia, and all across Georgia. And they’ve been working hard, so we’re really excited," said Georgia campaign manager Brandon Phillips.

According to Phillips, the last presidential candidate to visit South Georgia was Ronald Reagan back in 1980.

“I think [Reagan] went on to win the nomination. Valdosta is known as ‘Winnersville, U.S.A.’ so we’re going to keep that streak going with Mr. Trump and get a win here in Georgia,” Phillip added.

Doors open at 4:00 p.m. on Monday and Trump is expected to speak at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are needed to enter the complex and can be reserved at this site.

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