Trump is set to speak in Sioux City, Iowa, at 8pm ET on Thursday night. He is appearing with Gov. Kim Reynolds and Sen. Chuck Grassley ahead of their midterm election bids next week.
The appearance comes after the former president gave perhaps the greatest hint yet he is planning to run in 2024, appearing with former campaign staff in a new video in which they beg him to make another play for the White House.
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Trump stumps for Reynolds
Trump will also be stumping for Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds who is significantly ahead of her Democratic challenger, Deidre DeJear.
Thursday marks Trump’s second visit to Iowa following his 2020 election loss to President Joe Biden. Trump carried Iowa in 2016 and 2020.
Trump has been hitting the campaign trail hard in October and will continue to lend his celebrity and clout to Republicans who need it.
Iowa marks Trump’s first of four rallies in five days as he tries to get his endorsed candidates across the finish line, He’ll also hold rallies in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.
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Trump takes his MAGA megaphone to Iowa
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Trump is stumping for Sen. Chuck Grassley, who is seeking his eighth term in Congress. The 89-year-old lawmaker is one of the most senior and respected members of Congress and his seat had been all but assured in the past several elections.
In fact, his Democratic opponent, Michael Franken, hasn’t received a dime or support from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee because the race wasn’t considered competitive enough.
That changed about a month ago when a Des Moines Register Iowa Poll showed Grassley leading Franken among likely voters 46% to 43%, within the poll’s margin of error. A similar poll, taken four months ago, had the elder statesman up by eight points.
“[Trump] is going to be able to have just hundreds and probably thousands of Iowans there,” Grassley said ahead of Thursday’s event. “It gives me a chance to be and speak to those Iowans. I don’t take any vote for granted.”
Sioux City is in a deep-red northwest corner of Iowa, where turnout will be crucial for Grassley.