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President Trump visiting Wisconsin next week

Posted: 4:32 PM, Oct 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-17 18:34:13-04
President Trump visiting Wisconsin next week

President Donald Trump is coming to central Wisconsin on Oct. 24 for a campaign rally.

Trump announced Wednesday that he will hold a rally at the Mosinee airport. Mosinee is just south of Wausau in a part of the state that went strong for Trump in 2016 as he won Wisconsin by less than 1 percentage point.

The announcement of the visit says Trump will talk about the need for voters to expand Republican majorities in the House and Senate. It specifically mentions supporting Republican Leah Vukmir who is running against Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

There is no mention of Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who is up for re-election against Democrat Tony Evers.

The trip will be Trump's first to the state since late June when he came for the groundbreaking of the Foxconn Technology Group factory.

Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin's campaign issued a statement on Trump's visit: 

"We hope that President Trump will encourage Leah Vukmir to support Tammy’s Buy American bill, which he said he backs '100 percent' when he visited Kenosha last year. No matter what President Trump says, Wisconsinites know Tammy Baldwin always puts Wisconsin first, while Leah Vukmir sides with the insurance companies." - Bill Neidhardt, campaign spokesperson