Nearly 12 weeks after first announcing he would come to Texas to campaign for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, President Donald Trump is scheduled to land in Houston this afternoon ahead of an evening rally.
The event featuring Trump is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Central time and will be held at the Toyota Center, which seats about 19,000 people. The rally was originally set to take place at a smaller venue, the NRG Arena, whose capacity is about half of what the Toyota Center can seat. Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick are also scheduled to speak at the rally.
Cruz is being challenged by U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso. You can watch the livestream of the rally here, courtesy of KXAS-TV.