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    President Trump to hold campaign rally in Lansing on Tuesday

    LANSING — President Donald Trump will hold a rally Tuesday in Lansing, one week before the Nov. 3 election, his campaign announced Friday.

    The 2 p.m. event at Capital Region International Airport continues a flurry of visits to Michigan by presidential candidates, their running mates and surrogates in the final weeks before Election Day.

    Lansing is the home turf of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a national co-chair of Democrat Joe Biden’s campaign for president. She and the president have clashed repeatedly over their respective handlings of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Trump, a Republican, won Michigan by fewer than 11,000 votes in 2016, making him the first GOP presidential candidate to win the state’s electoral votes since 1988. This year, Michigan is seen as a key battleground state.

    Most recent polls show Biden leading Trump by about eight percentage points.

    Trump and Biden held their second and final debate ahead of the election Thursday in Nashville.

    Tuesday’s visit is part of a Trump campaign swing that includes Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Nebraska.

     

    Source: Detroit Free Press

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