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The Latest: Rosendale changes site of Trump Jr. rally

September 19, 2018

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump Jr.’s Montana rally (all times local):

5:55 p.m.

Donald Trump Jr.’s rally to support Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale next week has been moved to the Gallatin County fairgrounds.

The Rosendale campaign announced the change of venue Wednesday on its Facebook page.

President Donald Trump’s eldest son originally was going to appear at the Midtown Tavern on Tuesday until the restaurant manager said he didn’t know about the booking and wanted to stay politically neutral.

Rosendale’s campaign said in the announcement that the switch was made “due to unprecedented demand.”

Trump Jr. is making his second headlining trip to Montana in support of Rosendale’s bid to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester. He’ll be accompanied by his girlfriend, former Fox News personality Kimberly Guilfoyle.

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7:25 a.m.

U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale’s campaign is seeking a new venue for a Bozeman rally after a restaurant manager said he didn’t know about the booking and wants to stay politically neutral.

The campaign announced Tuesday that Donald Trump Jr. and former Fox News personality Kimberly Guilfoyle would be at the Midtown Tavern on Sept. 25 to campaign for Rosendale, a Republican challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester.

Tavern manager Jeff Wilcox told KMMS-AM said there was a “miscommunication” over a booked event.

Rosendale spokesman Shane Scanlon told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle that more than 200 people reserved tickets and the campaign was looking for a different venue “to accommodate the unprecedented demand.”

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have also visited Montana to campaign on Rosendale’s behalf.

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