Vice President Kamala Harris to visit Milwaukee next week

Trip will be Harris' fourth visit to Wisconsin so far this year

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at the border
Vice President Kamala Harris talks to the media, Friday, June 25, 2021, after her tour of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Central Processing Center in El Paso, Texas. Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo

Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Milwaukee next week as part of a stop on her tour to tout the Biden-Harris Administration’s economic policies.

It will be the vice president’s fourth visit to Wisconsin this year.

Harris will be in Milwaukee on Thursday, May 16 as part of a stop on her “Economic Opportunity Tour.” That tour is aimed at “highlighting how the Biden-Harris Administration has built economic opportunity, supported communities, and delivered historic investments for the American people,” according to a statement from the White House.

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The visit is the latest in a recent string of high profile visits to the swing state, as the presidential election is just under six months away.

President Joe Biden is making his fourth visit to Wisconsin this year with a trip to Racine on Wednesday.

Former President Donald Trump was in Waukesha last week while on a break from his criminal trial in New York. During a speech at the Waukesha County Expo Center, he hammered Biden’s economic agenda.

Harris was last in Wisconsin on April 22, when she met with certified nurse aides and labor union leaders in La Crosse to celebrate new federal rules for long-term care facilities and at-home services.

Harris’ tour started with a moderated conversation in Atlanta on April 29 followed by a speech in Detroit earlier this week, according to the White House.