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Trump holding Wednesday rally in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Donald Trump arrives in Indianapolis Wednesday for a campaign rally.

Meantime, the Carrier workers who are often mentioned in his campaign speeches have endorsed another candidate.

Trump likes to tell crowds that he will place a 35 percent tariff on products manufactured by Carrier in Mexico. Nevertheless, members of the Steelworkers Union local that represents Carrier workers endorsed Democrat Bernie Sanders Tuesday.

It’s not expected to dampen the enthusiasm for Trump inside the Blue Ribbon Exhibit Hall at the State Fairgrounds where truckloads of stage equipment were being carried inside Tuesday.

We found Rita and Andy Blake checking out the set up. They have tickets for the rally.

“We were excited to find out [about the event],” Rita said, who identified herself as a Trump supporter.

“The GOP is, I think, in for a change,” Andy added, “and that’s why we’re coming to watch Donald and just support him in Indianapolis.”

Trump was in New York Tuesday where he voted in the state’s primary.

Wednesday he will share the stage only briefly. There will be a welcome and then a few words from Indiana Trump chairman Rex Early.

“At that point Trump comes out,” said Early, “and does all his conservative, um, all the conservative things he’s gonna do and I think the crowd will love him.”

Other details of the event are being closely held. The Trump campaign closed the door on our camera to prevent an early look at arrangements for the rally.

Click here to get tickets for the rally.

Trump is expected to speak for 45 minutes to an hour. He won’t be hanging around long afterward because he has an evening campaign event in Maryland.

What’s surprising is how important Indiana could be for Trump. The New York Times reports Indiana could be a make or break state for him. The Times analysis says if Trump does not win Indiana in two weeks he would have to sweep California in June and catch a few breaks elsewhere to reach the magic delegate number.  Analysts say sweeping California would be hard to do.

Because of the late primary Hoosiers aren’t used to having such an impact on a presidential race. Although it did happen eight years ago in president Obama’s first campaign.

As for where Trump stands in Indiana, that’s hard to tell because there have not been any polls.  But like he’s done around the country, Trump’s likely to draw a crowd Wednesday afternoon.

Indiana’s primary is May 3.