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WoW! Trump Campaigns For Cruz In Texas, Venue Only Fits 18k but This Many People Signed Up

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President Trump pretty much secured Ted Cruz’s victory with his endorsement.

The enthusiasm for President Trump is so big, the attendance for the rally will quadruple the venue’s capacity in Texas.

From chron.com

The Houston Police Department will be “fully mobilized” for President Donald Trump’s Monday downtown rally, for which at least 70,000 people have signed up despite the venue’s roughly 18,000-person capacity, Chief Art Acevedo said Friday.

Police will begin closing off streets around the Toyota Center beginning at about 5:30 a.m., Acevedo said, with closures on Bell, Jackson, La Branch and Polk streets near the arena.

By 7 a.m. Friday, 77,854 people had signed up for the rally, according to a person familiar with the matter. Attendees must have tickets to enter and will be admitted in the order in which they line up.

“Keep in mind that once the capacity is met, you won’t get in whether you have a ticket or not,” Acevedo said.

Meanwhile, the Trump campaign was not considering moving to a bigger venue, the person familiar with the event said.

Trump is holding the rally with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who is facing a re-election challenge from U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso.

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