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

By: - May 13, 2019 2:51 pm

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.

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John L. Micek
John L. Micek

A 3-decade veteran of the news business, John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. An award-winning political reporter, Micek’s career has taken him from small town meetings and Chicago City Hall to Congress and the Pennsylvania Capitol. His weekly column on U.S. politics is syndicated to 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. He also contributes commentary and analysis to broadcast outlets in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Micek’s first novel, “Ordinary Angels,” was released in 2019 by Sunbury Press.