President Trump campaigned for Troy Balderson in Delaware County on Saturday.
Marilyn Icsman, Cincinnati Enquirer
The Donald Trump campaign has announced details of the president’s rally next Friday in Greater Cincinnati.
The president will hold his rally Friday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Lebanon.
Warren County is part of the 1st Congressional District, where incumbent GOP Rep. Steve Chabot is fending off a challenge from Democrat Aftab Pureval. The Democrats need to pick up 23 seats to retake control of the House for the first time since 2010.
In August, Chabot told The Enquirer he would “welcome the president coming to Cincinnati” to stump for him.
Early voting in Ohio begins Wednesday.
“President Trump is expected to discuss the booming economy that is producing record-low unemployment, as well as the critical need for Ohioans to help protect and expand the GOP majorities in the House and Senate this November,” the campaign said in a statement.
Doors will open at 4 p.m. for general admission. The event itself will be in Building E, 665 North Broadway.
A Trump blitz
Trump is scheduled to travel to six states in the next 10 days to try to stave off a potential blue wave and energize his supporters to turn out for Republicans in tight congressional races, according to Reuters. The tour is scheduled to kick off in Minnesota on Thursday.
Trump made two visits to Central Ohio in August. He held a rally in support of Troy Balderson ahead of the special election to fill an open seat in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District. He returned on Aug. 24 to headline the Ohio Republican Party’s state dinner.
Trump’s 2016 victory in Ohio played a key part in sending him to the White House. He’s been a frequent visitor to Greater Cincinnati the past two years.
During his last visit to Greater Cincinnati, Trump stopped at a factory in Blue Ash to tout his tax cuts. He called Democrats “un-American” and “treasonous” for failing to applaud his economic policies during his State of the Union address the previous week.
As president, Trump made his first visit to Cincinnati in June 2017, when he touted his infrastructure plan at an Ohio River marina in East End.
In addition to several campaign stops here, Trump made Cincinnati the first place he visited on his victory tour as president-elect. He spoke at U.S. Bank Arena in December 2016.
On the day after his Lebanon rally, Trump will hold a rally in Richmond, Ky. That will be held at Alumni Coliseum, 641 Eastern Bypass, Richmond. Doors open at 4 p.m. for general admission.
That’s in Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District, where Democrat Amy McGrath is challenging Republican Andy Barr in another nationally-watched race.
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