President Trump coming back to Minnesota next week

“We think Minnesota is in play.”

President Trump speaks in Bemidji, Minnesota. Screenshot from YouTube.

President Donald Trump will be back in Minnesota next week for the second time this month.

The Trump campaign announced Friday afternoon that the president will visit Duluth, Minnesota, Wednesday evening for a Make America Great Again event. Trump will speak at the Duluth International Airport at 5:00 p.m. and doors will open for general admission guests at 2:00 p.m.

The visit will mark Trump’s second trip to the state this month and his third this election cycle. He was in Minneapolis and Mankato in August before returning Sept. 18 for a rally in Bemidji.

Vice President Mike Pence has been campaigning in the state just as often, visiting Duluth in August to accept the endorsements of six Iron Range Democrats and then Minneapolis Thursday for a “Cops for Trump” event with the president’s daughter.

Pence told The Hill in a recent interview that the president views Florida, Arizona, and Minnesota as key states for creating a path to 270 electoral votes.

“We’re actually looking at expanding the map now. I’ve been campaigning in Minnesota. So has the president,” said Pence. “We think Minnesota is in play.”

Trump often states that he believes he could have won Minnesota in 2016 had he returned for one more rally.

Former Vice President Joe Biden was in Duluth earlier this month for his first and only campaign stop in Minnesota thus far.