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Sanders to Campaign in Arizona for Clinton

Sen. Bernie Sanders is set to campaign for Hillary Clinton in Arizona on Tuesday.

The Hill reports:

The Vermont senator will hold rallies in Tucson and Flagstaff on Tuesday, the campaign announced Sunday night.

Chelsea Clinton will be in Tempe, Ariz., on Wednesday to campaign on behalf of her mother.

Arizona is a typically red state that may flip this cycle; the RealClearPolitics average of polls in the state shows GOP nominee Donald Trump ahead by less than a point.

Trump’s campaign has not put much focus on the state. There are five staffers there, paid for by a combination of the campaign, the Republican National Committee and the Arizona Republican Party, NBC News reports.

“I think he’s going to lose Arizona,” GOP state operative Matthew Benson told NBC News. “Barring something unforeseen, Trump is going to lose Arizona, and you’re still not seeing the type of activity you’d expect to see if he expects to save it.”

The Clinton focus on Arizona comes after the Trump campaign effectively pulled out of Virginia and cut ties with the Ohio GOP chairman.

Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake, both Republicans, have been critical of the GOP nominee. McCain dropped his endorsement after audio of Trump from 2005 was released in which he brags about grabbing women without their consent.

Flake has long maintained that he won’t vote for his party’s nominee.

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