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Ron Johnson, Trump Set To Campaign Together For First Time In Wisconsin

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Juliegrace Brufke Capitol Hill Reporter

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson and GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump are set to campaign together for the first time in the 2016 election cycle Tuesday evening.

The Trump rally, which is slated to take place in Eau Claire, Wis., at 6 p.m., will also feature Gov. Scott Walker, who has campaigned with Trump once before.

“Tonight Ron will speak alongside Wisconsin Republicans about what his campaign has been all about – focusing on areas of agreement, taking on Washington dysfunction, and stopping Hillary Clinton and Senator Feingold, two career politicians who are in it for themselves,” campaign spokesman Brian Reisinger told The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Vice presidential nominee Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was initially scheduled to appear at the rally, but was taken off the schedule at the last minute.

House Speaker Paul Ryan will not attend the event as he is campaigning for GOP candidates outside the state.

Polls show Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has a slight edge on Trump in the traditional blue state, but the margins are small enough that the Badger State is still in play for the billionaire.

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine and former first daughter Chelsea Clinton are also set to appear at an event Tuesday at University of Wisconsin — Madison.

Johnson is in a tight race against former Sen. Russ Feingold, whom he defeated in 2010.

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