Trump to hold campaign rally in Tampa on July 31

Trump to hold campaign rally in Tampa on July 31
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpOklahoma City Thunder players kneel during anthem despite threat from GOP state lawmaker Microsoft moving forward with talks to buy TikTok after conversation with Trump Controversial Trump nominee placed in senior role after nomination hearing canceled MORE will travel to Tampa, Fla., next week to hold a rally ahead of November's midterm elections, his campaign announced Monday.

The president will hold a rally the night of July 31 at the state fairgrounds. He is expected to discuss the economy, his nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and a number of Florida elections being held later this year.

Trump is likely to urge supporters to vote for Rep. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisGovernors declare emergency as hurricane bears down on Florida Florida newspaper editorial board asks DeSantis to issue statewide mask order: 'We're dying here' Trump holds mini-rally at Florida airport MORE (R-Fla.), who is running for governor. The state primaries will be held Aug. 28, where DeSantis will face a crowded GOP field.


The president is also expected to drum up support for Gov. Rick Scott (R) while in Tampa. Scott, who is in his final term as governor, is running in November to unseat Sen. Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William Nelson Trump, facing trouble in Florida, goes all in NASA names DC headquarters after agency's first Black female engineer Mary W. Jackson NASA, SpaceX and the private-public partnership that caused the flight of the Crew Dragon MORE (D-Fla.).

Scott's campaign raised $10.7 million in the second fundraising quarter, more than any other Senate candidate during a three-month period this cycle. 

The president will also seek to rally support for Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzHillicon Valley: House panel grills tech CEOs during much anticipated antitrust hearing | TikTok to make code public as it pushes back against 'misinformation' | House Intel panel expands access to foreign disinformation evidence Five takeaways as panel grills tech CEOs New HBO documentary lets Gaetz, Massie, Buck offer their take on how to 'drain the swamp' MORE's (R-Fla.) reelection bid. Gaetz has become a prominent conservative in recent months as a staunch Trump ally and frequent critic of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE

The trip to Florida will mark Trump's latest venture onto the campaign trail in support of Republican candidates in potential swing states. He has made stops in recent weeks in Montana, North Dakota, South Carolina, Minnesota and Tennessee.