Trump to hold rally in Topeka Oct. 6

photo by: Associated Press

In this file photo from March 5, 2016, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a caucus site in Wichita, Kan. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

TOPEKA — President Donald Trump will hold a rally in Topeka early next month, his campaign announced Thursday.

The president will appear at the Kansas Expocentre at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6.

The Kansas Republican Party said Trump will be campaigning on behalf of gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach and 2nd District congressional candidate Steve Watkins.

“We’re thrilled to welcome President Trump to the Sunflower State,” state party chairman Kelly Arnold said in a news release. “Kansas families are keeping more of their hard earned paychecks and our service members and veterans are receiving much needed support under the President’s policies. The President knows Kris Kobach and Steve Watkins will lead Kansas in the right direction.”

Kobach’s and Watkins’ campaigns also released statements about the president’s visit.

“It has been a great privilege to work with President Trump’s administration as a transition team member and informal adviser, and I look forward to working with him closely when I am Governor of Kansas,” Kobach said.

“Regardless of your political stripes, it is always a true honor to have an opportunity to welcome the President of the United States to your hometown,” Watkins said. “President Trump recognizes that this upcoming election and the race for the Second District of Kansas, in particular, is critical to the future of our nation and the Great State of Kansas.”


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