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Donald Trump Jr. coming to Green Bay next month

Trump Jr. set to fundraise for GOP congressional candidate

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Don Trump Jr., Green Bay
Donald Trump Jr. speaks ahead of his father President Donald Trump at a Make America Great Again rally Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. Mike Roemer/AP Photo

Donald Trump Jr. will travel to Green Bay next month to fundraise for Republican congressional candidate Tony Wied.

On June 4, Trump Jr. will attend a private fundraiser in Green Bay, before attending a rally at a local warehouse owned by a De Pere distribution company.

The Wied campaign announced the visit on Thursday, citing a report from a conservative website. Trump Jr. previously visited Green Bay ahead of the 2020 election to campaign for his father.

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The news came the same day Vice President Kamala Harris was visiting Wisconsin. Former President Donald Trump has visited the state twice in recent months, while President Joe Biden has been to the state four times this year.

Wied, the former owner of a gas station chain, is competing in an August primary election for the state’s 8th Congressional District. He’s running against former State Sen. Roger Roth, R-Appleton, and State Sen. Andre Jacque, R-De Pere. 

He received former Trump’s endorsement last month, despite all three GOP campaigns making statements supporting the former president. OB-GYN Dr. Kristin Lyerly is the only Democrat currently running for the seat. 

Earlier this week, Gov. Tony Evers called a special election to fill the vacant 8th District seat. Former U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Green Bay, represented the district from 2017 until stepping down last month before the end of his term.

The special election will be held consecutively with Wisconsin’s Aug. 13 partisan primary and Nov. 5 general election, meaning candidates for both the special election and the general election will appear on the same ballot, according to Evers’ office. 

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