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Trump makes 1st visit of 2019 to battleground Pennsylvania

May 21, 2019
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President Donald Trump, at a rally in Pennsylvania, criticized Fox News' for hosting town hall meetings with Democratic presidential candidates. (May 21)
President Donald Trump, at a rally in Pennsylvania, criticized Fox News' for hosting town hall meetings with Democratic presidential candidates. (May 21)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump is in the battleground state of Pennsylvania for a rally hours before voters in a congressional district in the northcentral part of the state pick a new representative to go to Washington.

Trump’s rally Monday at a hangar by Williamsport Regional Airport in Montoursville comes amid tensions with Iran, a growing trade dispute with China and the easing of tariffs on allies.

It’s Trump’s first visit to Pennsylvania this year.

Trump scored an upset win in Pennsylvania in 2016, albeit by less than 1 percentage point, and the state is part of his likeliest path to winning a second term in 2020.

Republican Fred Keller and Democrat Marc Friedenberg are vying to fill an open seat in a heavily Republican district.

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