Trump campaign set for busy week across Midwest

The Gopher State is undeniably one of the most important states this November.

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

Following Tuesday night’s debate in Ohio, the Trump campaign intends to make several stops this week in the Upper Midwest.

It begins with President Donald Trump holding a rally in Duluth Wednesday night.

Vice President Mike Pence follows with a Make America Great Again event Thursday at a steel processing plant in western Iowa.

Eric Trump will have a campaign event at Potter Trucking in Becker, Minnesota, Thursday afternoon, then visits a central Wisconsin metal fabrication company that evening.

The president also hits the Badger State this weekend — in Green Bay and La Crosse. 

The race for Wisconsin, like four years ago, will be close.

Minnesota also remains tight at the presidential and U.S. Senate level. The Gopher State is undeniably one of the most important states this November.

Cognizant of the reality on the ground, Joe Biden began airing television advertisements across the Land of 10,000 Lakes as September began, and his wife recently visited the state. The Democrat nominee was in Duluth Sept. 18, the same day Trump held a large rally 150 miles west in Bemidji.

Last month, Trump earned the endorsements of six Democrat mayors across the state’s northern region, once a Democrat bastion of labor interests.

Most explained this was due to his support for blue-collar workers, gun rights, opposition to environmental extremism, and stances against urban rioting and anti-police violence.

So-called “early voting” in Minnesota began nearly a fortnight ago.

Can a Republican presidential candidate flip Minnesota for the first time in nearly a half century? And can Jason Lewis be the first Republican to win a statewide race in over a decade?

We’ll find out in five weeks.