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Free tickets to Donald Trump’s appearance in Tampa this Friday night now available

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The Donald Trump campaign has officially announced what was reported here and other media outlets a few days ago – he’ll be speaking for the first time as a presidential candidate in Tampa this coming Friday at the USF Sun Dome at 7:00 p.m, with doors opening at 5:00 p.m.

Trump has appeared twice in Sarasota over the past year – once in May, before he was a declared candidate when he was (somewhat controversially) named by the local Republican Party as their “Man of the Year,” and again back in late November, two days after Thanksgiving.

He’s banking on winning this Tuesday in the New Hampshire primary, where he continues to be a prohibitive favorite, leading the pack by averaging around 30 percent of the vote.

Florida’s presidential primary takes place on March 15.

You can register for tickets by going here.


Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at

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