Donald Trump to appear in Wichita on Saturday for Kansas caucuses; details announced

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he speaks at campaign stop, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump will make an appearance in Wichita to coincide with Saturday’s Kansas caucuses, according to a Friday press release from his campaign.

For what the press release calls a “major rally,” Trump will fly to Wichita before heading later in the day to Florida, which is also selecting its GOP candidate Saturday. The Trump rally will take place at the Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center, 225 West Douglas Ave. Doors open at 7 a.m., with a planned start time of 9 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to register online in advance to guarantee admittance.

Trump’s visit to Wichita means he will not be attending the Conservative Political Action Conference, a typical rallying point for leading Republican candidates.

Earlier Friday, Trump tweeted about receiving support from businessman Phil Ruffin in Wichita, which he misspelled “Witchita.”

The original version of his campaign’s press release made the same mistake, also misspelling Kansas.

Trump was recently endorsed by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

Rival GOP candidates U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz made stops in the state earlier this week. Cruz will greet voters at a Wichita caucus site Saturday, the Wichita Eagle reported. Rubio was campaigning Friday throughout the state. And Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders drew thousands of supporters Thursday night to the Douglas County Fairgrounds.