Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to travel to Waukesha on Aug. 5 for a rally in support of GOP guv candidate Tim Michels.
Primary election day is Aug. 9.
According to a release from Trump’s Save America PAC, Trump is to speak in support of Michels and “the entire Wisconsin Trump Ticket” at the Waukesha County Fairgrounds. The event will feature guest speakers — who aren’t listed in the release — starting at 4 p.m. Trump is to deliver his remarks at 7 p.m.
Michels in a statement applauded the announcement.
“With two weeks to go, our surge continues with events scheduled across the state,” Michels said. “I’m looking forward to welcoming President Trump back to Wisconsin, and I’m honored to have his support in this election.”
Trump has endorsed Michels in the construction exec’s bid against Republican opponents former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and Rep. Tim Ramthun, R-Campbellsport. Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, endorsed Kleefisch today, putting him at odds with the former president.
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson in a press release welcomed Trump to Wisconsin, but added he will not attend the event because it is being held in support of a gubernatorial candidate. The Oshkosh Republican added he does not endorse any candidates in contested primaries.
See Michels’ statement:
See Johnson’s release: