President Donald Trump is coming to La Crosse County on Tuesday, exactly one week before the election.
The president will be holding a Make America Great Again campaign rally at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the La Crosse Speedway in West Salem. RSVP up to two tickets here.
Trump last had a rally scheduled at the La Crosse Regional Airport on Oct. 3, but host Colgan Air Service cancelled it, in what was called a potential breach of contract with the city over holding political events.
After that news, La Crosse County Republican Party chair Bill Feehan said the campaign did try to have the rally at one of five other venues.
“They were told in all five situations, that it would not be allowed,” Feehan said on La Crosse Talk PM.
One of those five venues was the La Crosse Speedway.
The news comes at the same time a 10th La Crosse County resident has died in the past two weeks — 20th overall — due to COVID-19. The count is averaging 42.5 cases of the virus a day the past week.
Wisconsin has been deemed one of the, if not the most important state to secure in winning the presidential election.
Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016 by just 22,748 votes. Hillary was often criticized for not campaigning in the state after winning the Democratic nomination. Joe Biden has campaigned in person in Wisconsin twice, and held numerous other virtual listening sessions focusing on state issues.
Trump will be holding a rally in Waukeshau on Saturday, a week after he was in Janesville.