President Donald Trump has opted to hold a campaign rally in Wisconsin on Jan. 14, the same day Democratic presidential candidates will organize a primary debate in Iowa.
President Trump’s campaign announced on Monday, Dec. 30, that he will be in Milwaukee for a Keep America Great Rally at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. The rally will begin at 7 p.m.
“President Trump looks forward to returning to the Badger State to celebrate his message of ‘Promises Made, Promises Kept,’” the Campaign Chief Operating Officer Michael Glassner said in a statement.
Glassner touted the president’s record on job creation, saying, “President Trump has delivered for Wisconsin creating 37,400 new jobs, including 4,900 new manufacturing jobs and 13,800 new construction jobs.”
According to Fox News, since Wisconsin joined the union in 1848, the winner of the state has gone on to become president in every election, so this is considered a must-win state for both Republican and Democratic candidates in 2020. Back in 2016, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton declined to campaign in Wisconsin, and President Trump snagged the state’s 10 electoral votes and ultimately won the White House.
President Trump’s Wisconsin rally will take place on the same night Democratic presidential hopefuls gather at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, for the first primary debate of 2020.
The five Democratic candidates that qualified for the Jan. 14 debate in Iowa are former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.); and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, according to The Hill.