(TheRedWire.com) – The 2022 election season is getting underway, and former President Donald Trump is preparing to make his impact felt. Political pundits express optimism that Republicans will retake control of the House and Senate in November, and it could be a red tsunami election. On January 15, the 45th president will be hosting a rally in Florence, Arizona, just 60 miles southeast of Phoenix. It’s Trump’s first campaign-style appearance of 2022.
Former President Donald Trump announces Arizona visit on Jan. 15 https://t.co/j41jnyLy6W
— BlogForArizona (@BlogForArizona) December 31, 2021
Trump is heading back to help the GOP retake Arizona, as well as Congress. In September, the former president endorsed GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, who posted on Twitter that she will be attending the upcoming rally. In 2020, Trump visited Arizona seven times ahead of the presidential election.
In 2020, Arizona’s electoral college votes went for Joe Biden. It was only the second time since 1952 that a Democratic presidential candidate won the Grand Canyon State. The other Democratic candidate to win the state was Bill Clinton in 1996.
Biden’s win is a touchy subject for Trump and Arizona Republicans. Trump believed evidence existed that would prove voter fraud was extensive. Recently, Trump said the real insurrection occurred on November 3, 2020, and said election fraud cost him the election in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
The rally comes as Republicans seek answers about Trump’s political future. Many believe he’s running again in 2024, but the former president said he wouldn’t make an announcement ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
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