- Associated Press - Monday, October 3, 2016

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - The Latest on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign visit to Colorado (all times local):

6:50 p.m.

Donald Trump has paid a visit to thank phone bank volunteers before a Monday night rally in Colorado.

A few dozen volunteers had made nearly 10,000 calls by the time Trump visited and saluted their efforts. The candidate boasted about their enthusiasm and said “You can’t let the media take it away!”

The Republican nominee then stepped out to an interior balcony inside the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland and waved to the cheering crowd below.

Trump stepped out to the stage a few minutes later and resumed his attacks on his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. He cast her as a candidate “of the special interests” while casting himself as a self-made businessman who would not be beholden to anyone.

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5 p.m.

Donald Trump is acknowledging that he has “legally used the tax laws to my benefit.”

The Republican presidential candidate said Monday in Colorado that in private business, he “brilliantly used those laws” to “pay as little tax as legally possible” during turbulent economic times. But he added, “I work for you now. I’m not working for Trump,” and intends to use his tax law expertise to “fix” the complexity of the law.

He spoke in the wake of a New York Times report that said he reported losing more than $900 million, which legally could have helped him avoid paying taxes for nearly two decades. He did not say the article was correct, and did not dispute it.

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7:30 a.m.

Donald Trump is making two campaign stops in Colorado on Monday.

The Republican presidential candidate is first set to attend a rally at the Pueblo Convention Center at 3 p.m. before heading to Loveland for another appearance at the Budweiser Events Center.

It’s his second visit to the state in about two weeks.

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson will also be campaigning in Colorado on Monday. He’s scheduled to attend a rally at the University of Colorado’s South Denver campus in Parker at 7 p.m.

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