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President Donald Trump plans visit to Ohio on Oct. 12, report says

October 3, 2018

President Donald Trump plans visit to Ohio on Oct. 12, report says

COLUMBUS, Ohio—President Donald Trump is coming to Ohio on Oct. 12 as part of a six-state tour to campaign for Republican House candidates, according to Reuters.

It’s not immediately clear where in the Buckeye State the president will be headed. However, a Republican official told cleveland.com that Trump will not be going to House District 12 in Central Ohio, where he campaigned for now-U.S. Rep. Troy Balderson ahead of the Aug. 7 special election there.

Besides Balderson, the Ohio House Republican seen as the most vulnerable this year is U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot of Cincinnati in District 1. A Chabot spokesman said Wednesday that he would look into whether the president was coming to help the 11-term congressman, who’s facing a strong challenge from Democrat Aftab Pureval, the Hamilton County clerk of courts.

Trump intends to begin his campaign tour Thursday in Minnesota to help two GOP House candidates there, according to an internal memo acquired by Reuters. The president then is scheduled to visit Kansas on Saturday, Iowa on Oct. 9, Pennsylvania on Oct. 10, Ohio on Oct. 12, and Kentucky on Oct. 13, the report says.

Political forecasts say that Democrats are likely to win the 23 GOP-held seats needed to take control of the U.S. House. If they do, House Democrats would likely launch investigations into Trump and the White House. 

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