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Donald Trump Announces Rally in Poughkeepsie


First Dutchess County felt the Bern. Now, it looks like it’s hopping aboard the Trump Train.

On the heels of Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Tuesday rally at Marist College comes GOP frontrunner, headline-maker, and New York businessman Donald Trump, whose campaign is set to visit Poughkeepsie’s Mid-Hudson Civic Center on Sunday, April 17 at 7 p.m. Trump is the second presidential candidate to answer Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro’s recent invitation to all candidates to stop in the area as they gear up for the New York State primary on Tuesday, April 19.

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Trump is certainly no stranger to the region. He owns the sprawling Seven Springs estate in Bedford, the 42-story residential Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, and the 35-story condominium Trump Tower in White Plains. Two of his golf clubs, Trump National Golf Club Hudson Valley and Trump National Golf Club, are located in Stormville (near Hopewell Junction) and Briarcliff Manor, respectively. The undeveloped Donald J. Trump State Park, a point of contention between residents, local politicians, and the real estate mogul, was donated to New York State in 2006 and spans 436 acres in Putnam and Westchester counties.

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Trump’s senior advisor and social media director, Dan Scavino — himself a Hopewell Junction resident — has spent the days leading up to Trump’s Dutchess County visit promoting his commanding poll numbers over GOP rivals Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. John Kasich, as well as his family values.

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