President Donald Trump will rally in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania on May 20

    President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa, Florida, on July 31, 2018. (Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

    President Donald Trump will return next week to the state that helped put him in the White House in 2016. The Republican will rally Monday in Lycoming County, just a day before voters cast their ballots in a critical special election there.

    Trump’s campaign said the president is headed to Lycoming County to show his support for Republican state Rep. Fred Keller, who faces Democrat Marc Friedenberg in the 12th Congressional District, The Morning Call of Allentown reported.

    The two are running to replace former Rep. Tom Marino, a Republican, who resigned earlier this year, initially claiming he was leaving to take a job in the private sector. Marino, who was barely a month into his fifth term, later acknowledged that health concerns prompted his resignation.

    The rally also comes just two days after Vice President Joe Biden is set to kick off his campaign with supporters in Philadelphia.

    Trump’s rally will be held May 20 at the Energy Aviation Hangar at Williamsport Regional Airport in Montoursville, Pa. Doors open at 4 p.m. for the 7 p.m. event, according to Trump’s re-election website.

    An award-winning political journalist with more than 25 years' experience in the news business, John L. Micek is The Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. Before joining The Capital-Star, Micek spent six years as Opinion Editor at PennLive/The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa., where he helped shape and lead a multiple-award-winning Opinion section for one of Pennsylvania's most-visited news websites. Prior to that, he spent 13 years covering Pennsylvania government and politics for The Morning Call of Allentown, Pa. His career has also included stints covering Congress, Chicago City Hall and more municipal meetings than he could ever count, Micek contributes regular analysis and commentary to a host of broadcast outlets, including CTV-News in Canada and talkRadio in London, U.K., as well as "Face the State" on CBS-21 in Harrisburg, Pa.; "Pennsylvania Newsmakers" on WGAL-8 in Lancaster, Pa., and the Pennsylvania Cable Network. His weekly column on American politics is syndicated nationwide to more than 800 newspapers by Cagle Syndicate.


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