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|The Associated Press - Republican Presidential Candidate Donals Trump speaks at a campaign stop, Wednesday, March 30, 2016, in Appleton, Wis. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)|
"RACINE — The Donald Trump show comes to Racine Saturday.
"The Republican presidential front-runner has scheduled a campaign event at noon at Memorial Hall, 5 Fifth St. Doors open at 10 a.m. Tickets are available on Trump's website.
"The Racine Police Department was busy Friday preparing for the event, which was scheduled on short notice.
"The department is bracing for anything, police Lt. Al Days said. Many Trump rallies have attracted scores of protesters and, in some cases, violence.
"Just this week, police in Janesville were investigating a pepper-spray incident that occurred before a Trump rally there.
"'We will just make that site and event as safe and secure as possible,' Days said. 'We're not sure what we're going to get, but we're planning for everything.'
"Downtown businesses were also making adjustments. The Racine Public Library, 75 Seventh St., announced it will close Saturday due to the event.
"Trump's Racine visit comes in the run-up to the state's presidential primary Tuesday. Polls show the billionaire businessman trailing in the Wisconsin primary to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, though Trump still has a sizable advantage in overall delegates.
"Trump clearly isn't giving up on the state. In addition to Racine, he's scheduled to be in Wausau and Eau Claire on Saturday, West Allis on Sunday and La Crosse and Milwaukee on Monday.
"Ohio Gov. John Kasich, the other Republican presidential candidate, will also be in Racine County on Saturday, holding a town hall event in Burlington.
"The Journal Times will update this story."
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