Wisconsin gets another turn in the spotlight of the presidential race today, with both Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton’s campaigns planning stops in the state.
Trump and his running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, will both be at a rally this evening in downtown Green Bay, while Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine will be at a brewery in Milwaukee later this morning. Clinton herself has not announced plans to appear in Wisconsin, which she has not visited since before the state’s presidential primary in April.
The most recent Marquette University Law School poll showed Clinton with just a five point lead over Trump among Wisconsin voters, although that was before both party’s held their national conventions last month.
Most of the state’s prominent Republicans are skipping Trump’s event. Governor Scott Walker will be touring recovery efforts from last month’s flooding in northwestern Wisconsin all day, and will be attending a spaghetti dinner in Grand View at the same time Trump’s rally is set to begin. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) of Janesville have said they are focusing on their own campaigns while Trump is in the state.