What is Donald Trump doing in Denver tomorrow?

Donald Trump and Sarah Palin will be be giving speeches to kick off the Western Conservative Summit. Protests are planned.

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Donald Trump and Sarah Palin will be be giving speeches at the Colorado Convention Center to kick off the Western Conservative Summit on Friday morning.

Trump is scheduled to speak at 10:30 a.m., according to event organizers, with Palin to follow. Unless Trump is late, in which case Palin will open for him.

The summit advertises itself as the “largest gathering of conservatives outside Washington D.C.” Day passes for Friday cost $120.

Afterward, Trump will attend a fundraiser hosted by former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan and Coors executive Pete Coors. That one will run you $10,000 a head, the Denver Post reports.

Protests are planned.

The local branch of Showing Up for Racial Justice is holding a “no hate in our state” event. The march will begin at St. Francis of Hungary Catholic Church, 1060 St. Francis Way, around 8:30 a.m.

At Civic Center Park, a coalition of organizations will build a nine-foot tall and 30-foot long wall as a protest on Friday, 9 News reports.

Update: Supporters are also holding a rally

After Trump speaks, supporters plan to rally on the west steps of the State Capitol. The Statesman reports that Tom Tancredo will be headlining.

Does Trump have a shot here?

Of course he does. One poll last week put him neck-and-neck with Clinton in Colorado. FiveThirtyEight, however, gives Clinton a significantly higher probability of taking the state.

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