Thousands Turn Out for Trump Rally in Reno

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Published: Jan. 4, 2016 at 4:43 PM PST
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More than 2,000 people are gathering for a Donald Trump rally in downtown Reno about six weeks before Nevada's Republican presidential caucuses.

The billionaire real estate magnate drew a crowd of about 4,000 at rally at a hotel casino in neighboring Sparks in October.

One-third or more of the people entering the Reno Ballroom Sunday afternoon were wearing buttons or carrying flags indicating their allegiance to Trump. But many are still making up their minds about whether to back the GOP front-runner.

Butch McDougald, a conservative retiree from Sparks, said likes Trump because he "tells it like it is" but wishes he would "tone it down a bit."

McDougald says he's probably most closely aligned with Sen. Ted Cruz but fears Cruz may be too conservative to win the general election.

John Stafford of Reno likes Trump because he's "a bit of a renegade."

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