Trump to hold rally in Wisconsin as Democrats debate in Iowa

Trump to hold rally in Wisconsin as Democrats debate in Iowa
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpNational Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Democratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' MORE will hold a reelection rally in Milwaukee, Wis., on the same night next month that Democratic White House hopefuls gather in Des Moines, Iowa, for a debate.

The Trump campaign announced Monday that the president will hold a “Keep America Great” rally at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panther Arena at 8 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

"President Trump has delivered for Wisconsin creating 37,400 new jobs, including 4,900 new manufacturing jobs and 13,800 new construction jobs," said Michael Glassner, the Trump campaign’s chief operating officer. "President Trump looks forward to returning to the Badger State to celebrate his message of ‘Promises Made, Promises Kept.'"

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That event will go up against the seventh Democratic presidential debate, hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register at Drake University on the same night.

Trump is getting a head start on campaigning with a focus on Wisconsin, which he carried by about 23,000 votes in 2016.

The Badger State figures to be one of the most hotly contested battleground states in 2020. The Democrats will hold their nominating convention in Milwaukee in July.

Meanwhile, the Democratic nominees are in a furious run to the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 3.

So far, five candidates have qualified for the Jan. 14 debate in Des Moines: former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSanders to headline Iowa event amid impeachment trial Hillicon Valley: Biden calls for revoking tech legal shield | DHS chief 'fully expects' Russia to try to interfere in 2020 | Smaller companies testify against Big Tech 'monopoly power' Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on Sanders-Warren feud: 'Don't play to the pundits, play to voters' MORE; Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders to headline Iowa event amid impeachment trial Hill.TV's Saagar Enjeti rips Sanders over handling of feud with Warren On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Sanders defends vote against USMCA | China sees weakest growth in 29 years | Warren praises IRS move on student loans MORE (I-Vt.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSanders to headline Iowa event amid impeachment trial Hill.TV's Saagar Enjeti rips Sanders over handling of feud with Warren On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Sanders defends vote against USMCA | China sees weakest growth in 29 years | Warren praises IRS move on student loans MORE (D-Mass.) and Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharSanders to headline Iowa event amid impeachment trial On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Sanders defends vote against USMCA | China sees weakest growth in 29 years | Warren praises IRS move on student loans Poll: Sanders holds 5-point lead over Buttigieg in New Hampshire MORE (D-Minn.); and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegSanders to headline Iowa event amid impeachment trial Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on Sanders-Warren feud: 'Don't play to the pundits, play to voters' Poll: Sanders holds 5-point lead over Buttigieg in New Hampshire MORE.