It’s early evening, and outside the Hidalgo County Republican Party’s office, members are hosting a blood drive. Inside, people are getting ready for the party’s regularly scheduled meeting. Neat rows of chairs are lined up in front of cut-out figures of President Trump and Abraham Lincoln.
Everyone is talking, some just catching up, but the main topic is politics. Specifically, President Trump's scheduled to visit McAllen on Thursday — a visit to further his case for a border wall.